My G(u)ilty Pleasure-Baroque Art's Gilders Paste
I recently completed a DIY Campaign Furniture Transformation in which I refinished my furniture's pitted and oxidized hardware using my g(u)ilty pleasure - Baroque Art's Gilders Paste in Foundry Bronze.
Gilders Paste is very much like shoe polish, in that it is a tinted paste wax suspended in a solvent base; i.e., it colors and protects whatever it's applied to.
Depending on the color, Gilders Paste dries to a matte to a semi-gloss finish and once cured, can be gently buffed to a beautiful, lustrous sheen.
Gilders Paste can be successfully applied to almost any surface:
- Wood furniture
- Polymer clay
- Picture frames
- Etched glass
- Wax (Candles)
- Surprise me
Gilders Paste is very easy to use:
- Choose your application tool - your finger, rag, brush, sponge or whatever you want
- Apply a thin coat to your piece; it doesn't take much to cover!
- Allow to dry - to the touch in an hour, completely cured in 12 hours
- After curing, gently buff with a clean rag to achieve a soft sheen
Gilders Paste can be transformed by the addition of a little or a lot of mineral spirits or paint thinner into a:
- Color Wash
As you can see, the sky's the limit for the uses of Baroque Art's Gilders Paste!
Gilders Paste is available in two sizes:
- 1.5 oz tin, which will cover 30 square feet
- 3.1 oz tin, which will cover 100 square feet
Even the small tin lasts a LONG TIME, since it takes so little to cover a surface. If your Gilders Paste becomes dry, it's easily revived by adding a drop or two of mineral spirits.
Gilders Paste comes in 28 COLORFUL AND COLORFAST colors, including:
- African Bronze
- Antique Gold
- Celtic Bronze
- Foundry Bronze
- German Silver
- Inca Gold
- Rich Gold
- Tulip Red
- Canary Yellow
- Iris Blue
- Damson (Deep Purple)
Many More Colors:
- Coral Red
- Patina (Aged Copper)
- Pinotage (Deep Red Wine)
- Sandalwood (Deep Brown)
If you can't find what you're looking for within the stock Gilders Paste colors, it's easy to make your own custom color by mixing two or more or the above colors, until you have just the color you need.
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I plan on adding to my library of Gilders Paste colors, since there are so many ways to use it.
I was thinking of using German Silver to highlight and embellish a tired picture frame.
I'd like to rub on Antique Gold to change up the look of some existing cabinet hardware.
I'm planning on thinning the Patina into a paint and using it on some unfinished drapery rods - I can't wait!
Silver with a gold tone
Deep gold with a red tone
Are you ready to indulge in your own g(u)ilty pleasure using Baroque Art's Gilders Paste?
What's the first project you'll use Gilders Paste on?
Maybe you've already used Gilders Paste before?
Did you apply it as is or did you add mineral spirits to make it into a paint, stain or color wash?
Tell all below!