Midas Finish Seal Lacquer is one of our go to finishing products at Kernowcraft - especially if our design involves patina or plated metals. It is also a product we recommend to try if you have trouble with skin reactions to metal.
It is a water-based acrylic lacquer which forms a clear, hard, abrasion-resistant, protective finish to your jewellery. It is perfect for preventing tarnishing on metals which are particularly susceptible to oxidisation during wear such as brass and copper as well as for protecting patinas which you have purposefully applied, such as with Liver of Sulphur.
The formula is non-yellowing and can be diluted with distilled water if necessary.
The following advice will help you to get the best results when using the lacquer.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Ensure your piece of jewellery is clean - completely free of any dirt, grease or oil from handling. Drain any excess water from rinsed work pieces prior to applying and if barrel plating, spin dry parts prior to applying lacquer.
2. Midas Finish Seal Lacquer is normally applied by immersion at full strength. It may also be applied by spraying or brushing. Lacquer can also be diluted at a 1:1 ratio with distilled water for thinner film.
4. Drying will be complete in approximately 10 minutes. It may be accelerated with heated air.
Additional coats may be added if necessary.
Colleagues have also successfully used Midas to prevent allergic reaction from metals on belt buckles, poppers, watch backs and studs - this has proved successful even with repeated wear. However the product is not marketed for this purpose from the supplier so we cannot guarantee that it will work but it is worth a try if you struggle with metal allergies!
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Alternatively, for more information and how to's on all areas of jewellery making visit our other Gemstone Setting Advice pages.