What is gilders paste made of?

Baroque Art Gilders Paste is made of highly concentrated metallic and organic pigments blended with a wax base. It can be used both indoors and outdoors with little or no surface preparation.

How do you use gilders paste on metal?


  1. Dab your paste with a cloth rag, and rub the object in a circular motion.
  2. After about 10 minutes, you can gently rub the whole surface to highlight depressed details.
  3. Depending on the material used and its surface, it should take about 30 to 60 minutes to be dry to the touch and 12 hours to complete the cure time.

How do you thin gilders paste?

Is there anything I can do to rejuvenate GILDERS® paste wax? Yes—just add a few drops of either paint thinner, mineral spirits, turpentine (turps), or Turpenoid (turpentine substitute), knife in, and mix. You’re ready to go. The ability to rejuvenate this product allows a long shelf life.

Is gilders paste permanent?

The manufacturer says Gilders Paste will be permanent in 24 hours.

What is gilders paste wax used for?

Use GILDERS® paste wax on metal, wood, ceramic applications, and more. Each color can be applied using a soft cloth, finger, brush or other applicator to create attractive finishes and textures. GILDERS® paste wax can be dry brushed on or thinned out with paint thinner to extend paint, stain or wash effect.

Is gilders paste waterproof?

The fact GILDERS® Paste Wax is water resistant makes it a terrific medium for decorating pots.

What is gilders paste used for?

Gilders Paste is a non-fading coloring medium for metal, glass, leather, ceramics, plastics and more. Permanent coloring can be sealed for outdoor use.

Does gilders paste need to be sealed?

Gilders Paste is a wax-based medium used to highlight metal, wood, ceramics, polymer clay, bisque, candles, gourds and more! There are varying opinions if you need to seal the Gilders Paste (after it has fully dried for 12 hours). We recommend that you do seal it with a clear matte finish acrylic spray sealer.

What is paste wax?

Paste wax is a thick, creamy wax that is often applied with a cheesecloth or rag, buffing into the grains of the wood until a highly vibrant shine and gloss forms.

Is paste wax better than liquid?

Compared to paste wax, liquid waxes are gentler on your car’s finish. They are a better choice for newer cars or those with well-preserved finishes. Paste wax typically contains more solvents and wax than liquid formulas, making paste more effective in removing old paint and embedded dirt.

What kind of material is Gilders paste used for?

Wax-based Medium. Highlight Metal, Wood, Ceramics, Gourds And More With Beautiful Colors! \\”Silver\\”. 1.5 Oz – Covers Over 30 Sq/ft. Gilders Paste is a wax-based medium used to highlight metal, wood, ceramics, polymer clay, bisque, candles, gourds and more!

When did Gilders come out with paste wax?

In 1998, we discovered GILDERS ® paste wax. We internally realized the potential that this type of product would have in the picture framing and wrought iron industry; soon, the desire for a gilded look spread to artists of varying skill levels and materials.

What kind of sealant to use on Gilders?

If you want a more lustrous shine, then use a satin or glossy sealant. Polishing the metallic Gilders Pastes with a soft cloth will produce a gilded finish substituting gold, silver, bronze leaf; nonmetallic pastes will be shiny. If left unpolished the finish will be semi gloss or matte depending on the color.

How long does it take for gilders paste to dry?

Drying time varies depending on substrate and surface preparation, approximately 60 minutes to the touch on dry debris free surfaces and 12 hours for complete cure time. If polishing or burnishing is required allow 12 hours drying time.