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Hello everyone, Iam currently working on a sign project and like all signs I've made in the past my process is to natural stain the sign blank (usually cedar or cypress) to seal the wood up before painting my lettering / background. What I would like to know is if someone has done gold leaf gilding on the raised lettering?

Can you apply a primer/sizing after you have applied an oil stain that will work on top of the stain in order to apply (artificial) gold leaf?

I would appreciate any input on this. In the past I've only used enamel paints for my lettering.

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Steve, I don't have an answer for you. Sorry.

But I also hate to see a thread not get some sort of a reply. LOL

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Hey, Steve; welcome!
Pardon the deafening silence...you may well be the authority on gilding, here.
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Hello and welcome to the forum.Steve
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Welcome to the forum, sorry I have no answer either.


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I have not done gold leaf before, But I have had successful results of using sanding sealer over oil based stain and then water based finish over that. Sanding sealer is dilute dewaxed shellac. Possibly a spray lacquer would seal the stain also. might be a good idea to try a couple of samples. Let us know the results of your experiments.

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I think you'll be okay, Steve. The sizing is basically glue and I've successfully used glue on pre-stained wood. It's not like a structural joint so the glue should hold well enough for the super thin gilding. But, when in doubt always try it on a scrap piece first. Make sure you post photos when you're done so we can all appreciate your work.
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Welcome to the forum Steve.

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Welcome to the forum Steve . Sorry I have nothing to add , just like making new members feel welcome

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