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Re: gilt incising

Posted By: Greg Scholl <beatkat@adelphia.net> (ct-waterbury1b-56.wtrbct.adelphia.net)
Date: 2/24/5 11:30

In Response To: Re: gilt incising (JIM)

When speaking of sanding I was suggesting of wet sanding with 800-1200 paper, so it wouldn't really affect the finish if done carefully, and typically you'd want to seal in any gold you applied with a layer of the apropriate finish, which on the antique walnut would be shellac and the black would be lacquer, and that sealer coat would blend any changes that a light wet sanding would create....obviously you still need to apply the gold carefully. I wouldn't try the hypo method...if you use a gold paint that is an enamel base, you can use a good quality Taklon or Sable, fine brush, and be pretty accurate with that, and as you apply the paint to the incising you can use a turps or MS dampened rag to clean any excess off immediately as you go.The right brush for the job will be crucial.

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