Tannin Sealer has excellent adhesive and sealing properties. Use on wood or Masonite surfaces where tannin, oil or pitch may bleed through paint. Also us to adhere Gold Leaf.
- Apply undiluted to clead, dry surface directly over and at least 0.2” (5cm) 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. The mask this, once the Tannin Sealer has cured, conceal the area with a second coat of stain or 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 Matte Flow Acrylic or Wood Stain Gels.
Approximate coverage: 1 ml = 251 sq cm / 1oz = 8 sq ft.
Safe to dry with a hair dryer.
Water based, can be cleaned up with mild soap and cool water.
Conforms to ASTM D 4236 and is Non Toxic.