Polyvine Acrylic Size


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Acrylic adhesive with an extended open time for bonding metal leaf and foils to a variety of surfaces.

When this specialist adhesive is applied thinly the surface will remain primed for up to 24 hours, allowing large projects to be handled with ease.

Unique qualities 

  • Suitable for all interior metal leaf work
  • Suitable for furniture, plaster mouldings, picture frames, decorative features
  • Drying time minimum of 12 hours with ventilation
  • Coverage 10-15 m2

Application Seal porous surfaces with a Polyvine varnish. Apply thinly using a good quality brush. It is important no brush marks are visible these will show though the metal leaf. The size can be diluted with water to avoid brush marks. Leave for at least 15 minutes, the film will clear and remain tacky. The surface will then be in a prime state ready to receive the leaf. This prime state will remain indefinitely. It is important to completely cover all the size with the metal leaf, no size should be left uncovered.

Caution Test technique on a practice piece first for best results.

Storage Protect from extremes of temperature during storage and application.

Health, Safety and the Environment Non-hazardous. Ensure good ventilation. Keep out of reach of children. Contact with eyes - wash immediately with warm water. Remove excess from tools and mixing vessels before washing in warm soapy water. Do not empty into drains or watercourses.