Gilding waxes are easy and fun to use. They add a little sparkle to any project, humble or grand. You can use a small brush to control the detail of application, although some prefer to use their finger to apply the waxes. There is something about the way your brush or finger can just glide across the surface of a bead or relief that looks natural and authentic. Gilding waxes are the closest thing to the look of real gold leaf, but are infinitely easier to apply.
Use it as a Glaze: By dipping a small brush 1” or 2” brush into mineral spirits wiping the excess on a paper towel, then dipping into the wax you can create a beautiful metallic glaze for your entire piece.
Create a New Color: Mixing the gilding waxes together allows you a larger range of colors in which to make your piece unique.
Clean Up: Like all wax the gilding waxes clean up with mineral spirits, lye soap, or some other grease cutting medium. If you get a bit in an unwanted spot, simply saturate a cotton swab with a dab of mineral spirits and wipe the area clean.