gold size


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gold size

[¦gōld ¦sīz]
(chemistry)
A solution of white and red lead and yellow ocher in linseed oil; used to seal permanently microscopical preparations.
(materials)
An adhesive used to fix gold leaf to a surface.

gold size

A varnish used to attach gold leaf or foil to a surface; it turns sticky quickly on application, and then sets slowly.
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Before you apply the metal leaf, the size has to become tacky to the touch, which only takes about 45 minutes with a water-based adhesive like Japan gold size. But it also dries much quicker, so you have to get the metal leaf on straight away.