Tannin Sealer has excellent adhesive and sealing properties. Use on wood or masonite surfaces where tannin, oil or pitch may bleed through paint. Also use to adhere gold leaf.
• Apply undiluted to clean, dry surface directly over and at least 5cm (2”) beyond knots front and back. Do not use hair dryer to promote drying.
• Allow to cure a minimum of 14 days depending on climate and humidity before proceeding to paint or decorate.
• When staining wood, stain surface first, then apply Tannin Sealer as directed.
• Tannin Sealer remains tacky when dry and cured. Seal if desired with coat of Clear Glaze Medium or All Purpose Sealer before proceeding with basecoat.
• On light or pickled stains or basecoats, the dark knots or tannin may show through. To mask this, once the Tannin Sealer has cured, conceal the area with a second coat of stain or a coat of Gesso.
• Mix Retarder 1:2 with Tannin Sealer and apply a smooth coat.
• Allow to dry to tack. When dry, fingerprint does not remain when surface is touched. Repeat to apply 3 coats.
• Press gold leaf onto surface. Rub gently with cotton ball to press into place.
• Heat set gold leaf using a hair dryer and warm air.
• Allow to dry overnight before buffing to remove excess leaf. Buff the surface gently using a soft cloth or brush.
• Seal with a coat of All Purpose Sealer to prevent tarnishing and increase adhesion prior to decorating or antiquing with Jo Sonja’s Artists’ Colors or Wood Stain Gels.
Approximate coverage: 1 ml = 251 sq cm / 1 oz = 8 sq ft