This is available in oil-based or water-based. Oil-based is recommended for exterior work and comes in 1, 3, 4 and 12 hour drying times. The water-based size is for interior use only and has a drying time of 15-30 minutes. Both are to be applied as thinly as possible and let to dry at their recommended drying times until which they will become tacky like the dry tack on a post it note. This is when it is ready to apply the Gold Leaf. Oil Sizes available in our range are Le Franc, Lymmit, One Shot and Japan. Water based sizes available in our range are Wundasize, Polyvine and our own brand of Acrylic Gold Size.
Gilding Capsules are also used as a size when glass gilding, these are dissolved in water of a ratio 4 capsules to 500ml water.