Porous materials such as cement, wood, ceramic, bisque ware, paper, gourds, polymer clay, traditional clay, modeling clay, paper mashie, decoupage, foam and alike all have a mechanical tooth which is a proper surface for our GILDERS® paste wax to attach onto.
Other material such as wrought iron, metal castings, hand forgings, mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, silver, glass, gloss painted surfaces, plastics, and other type of substrates need the surface to be distressed by either, sandblasting with fine silica sand, 400 grit sand paper, etching solution such as a glass etching solution or Sparex, coarse steel wool, wire brush or painted with a primer coat. You want to treat GILDERS® paste waxas a finish coat.
Also make sure the surface is free of all surface containments such as water, scale, dirt, grease, and oil.
We are always interested to hear from our customers, good or bad, so we may educate by explaining tips and techniques used. If you do decide to experiment with our GILDERS® paste wax , Contact Us. Please take before and after pictures, and we will try to help from our experience. We can use your project on our web site, advertisements, or brochures and cite your work.