For wood knots: Apply undiluted to clean, dry surface directly over and at least 5cm (2”) beyond knots front and back. Do not use hair dryer to promote drying.
llow 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. To mask this, once the Tannin Sealer has cured, conceal the area with a second coat of stain or a coat of Gesso.
For Gold Leafing: 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
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’s Matte Flow Acrylic or Wood Stain Gels.