EMBELLISHMENTS

5 EMBELLISHMENTS

5.1 Do I need to seal my gilding leaf? Do I need to seal my gilding wax?

   Metallic leaf should be sealed with either shellac or wax.  Clear or dark wax can be used. 

   Gilding wax is a wax, so no other sealer is needed.  If you put another coat of wax on top, the solvent in that wax will remove some or all of the metallic wax.  Wax is always the last step in any project: clear, then colored (including metallics).