acrylic size

metal leaf adhesive

polyvine acrylic size
polyvine acrylic size
  • acrylic size
  • acrylic size  100ml
  • acrylic size  500ml
  • acrylic size 1 litre

acrylic adhesive with an extended open time for bonding metal leaf and foils to a variety of surfaces

When this specialist adhesive is applied thinly the surface will remain primed for up to 24 hours, allowing large projects to be handled with ease.

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SKU : ES100
Price range : £3.60 to £16.13


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at a glance product info

unique qualities: • 24 hour open time • easy to apply • water based • low odour • wash brushes and tools in water

ideal for: all interior metal leaf work • furniture • plaster moulding • picture frames • decorative features

available in: 100ml • 500ml • 1 litre

drying time: A minimum of 24 hours with ventilation • coverage: 10-15 square metres per litre

acrylic size
how-to video

application and advice


Seal porous surfaces with a Polyvine varnish. Apply thinly using a good quality brush. It is important no brush marks are visible these will show though the metal leaf. The size can be diluted with water to avoid brush marks. Leave for at least 15 minutes, the film will clear and remain tacky. The surface will then be in a prime state ready to receive the leaf. This prime state will remain indefinitely. It is important to completely cover all the size with the metal leaf, no size should be left uncovered.


Always try the technique on a test piece before embarking on the project.


Protect from extremes of temperature during storage and application.

health, safety and the environment

Non-hazardous. Ensure good ventilation.
Keep out of reach of children. Contact with eyes - wash immediately with warm water. Remove excess from tools and mixing vessels before washing in warm soapy water.
Do not empty into drains or watercourses.

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