Adhesive technology for the professional – Gold leaf in gloss and matte finishes, for interior use
Architec T40 has been developed for fast, time-saving interior gilding with a glossy finish. Customers often want surfaces in a genuine gloss or matte gilded finish. Here, Architec T40 and AQUA Water Based Goldsize offer an interesting combination option.
The substrate is coated with undiluted AQUA Water Based Goldsize and then let to dry for around one hour. After that apply Architec T40 using ornamental rollers, a brush or the sponge technique. The surface should then be allowed to dry for a further 30 to 60 minutes before gilding can take place. After gilding, the surface is carefully brushed over and pre-polished with a squirrel hair gilder’s mop. Finally, the shiny areas must be re-polished using a gilder’s mop made of ox hair.
The result is a combination of perfect shine and matte gilded finish. The gold leaf on the AQUA Water Based Goldsize has a silky matte appearance, while the gold leaf on the Architec T40 adhesive is shiny.
Note: We recommend Architec T40 to only be used for gilding with gold leaf alloys ranging from 22 to 24 carats and with moon gold.