Kölner Permacoll Size is a permanent adhesive size for use with imitation metal leaf, like Dutch metal aluminium and copper (gold leaf can be applied as well. However, this gilding does not shine much).
Permacoll offers much more flexibility than traditional oil sizes with their long drying times and short working times. Permacoll dries quickly, within 15 - 30 minutes, and is receptive to leaf for hours or even days later.
This product can be used directly on smooth or textured non-porous surfaces, such as painted wood or plastics, and can be used on porous surfaces such as plaster or bare wood with appropriate sealing of the surface. Kölner Permacoll Size is ideal for making decorative gilded picture frames, ornaments, window displays and set decoration in theatre and film.
This product is coloured Red, mimicking the look of traditional water-gilding which was traditionally done over red base colours.
Please note: Leaf adhered using Kölner Permacoll Size cannot be burnished and the product is only suitable for interior use.
Coverage: approx. 15 - 20m2 per litre.