paintn mask & gold size

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Aaron Aziz
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paintn mask & gold size

Post by Aaron Aziz » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:06 pm

Has anybody used to a plotter cut paint mask to apply a detailed design of gold size or after the size and leaf has been applied over the gold to apply the back up paint?

John Studden
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Re: paintn mask & gold size

Post by John Studden » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:36 pm

Aaron, Are you talking about water Gilding or oil size........on glass?............
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Kevin Bergin
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Re: paintn mask & gold size

Post by Kevin Bergin » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:23 pm

We use masks quite a bit, adding names onto mahogany golf plaques, I've never done it second surface on glass though.

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Re: paintn mask & gold size

Post by John Studden » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:04 pm

There is no way of applying a mask to water gilded Gold that is already on the glass without pulling the Gold off. You could apply a mask with an offset weed line to put an outline of enamel paint to give you an line to gild to, just add some soap to the size. The same method can be used for oil size with or without an outline, just pull the weed line after sizing to let the size flow on the edges to prevent a hard square edge and gild when ready, depending on letter sizes etc. 1-3 hour size would probably be OK........

Better still use a silk screen if possible.
John Studden
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Anthony Bennett
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Re: paintn mask & gold size

Post by Anthony Bennett » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:17 am

John Studden wrote:
Better still use a silk screen if possible.
What do you use on the screen please John, Gilders black?

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Re: paintn mask & gold size

Post by John Studden » Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:01 pm

Yes, Gilders Back Up black with about 5% 1-Shot hardener. This dries hard enough to take off the excess Gold safely in about 30 minutes, we usually use the Gilders removal brush..all these goodies are available from letterhead sign supply.
John Studden
Valencia Signs, California

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