This wax-based medium can be used to add non-fading color or a gilded
finish to tons of materials, including brass stampings, ceramics, wood,
polymer clay and resin. It can be applied as-is to clean, dry, oil-free
surfaces with a cloth, cotton swab, sponge, your finger... or thin it
with paint thinner to create a paste, paint, stain or wash. Smooth
surfaces should be slightly roughened with fine grit sandpaper or steel
wool before application.
Gilders Paste dries to the touch in 10-15 minutes and completely
dries in 12 hours with no tacky residue. One tin of Gilders Paste covers
over 30 square feet of surface area (so a huge number of little charms
in one 1.5 ounce tin).