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Step by step guide to using metal loose leaf

Follow a step by step guide to gilding using Annie Sloan metal loose leaf:

 Unlocking the Magic: How to Use Annie Sloan Loose Leaf Metal for Stunning DIY Projects.

Are you ready to add a touch of luxury and glamour to your DIY projects? Look no further than Annie Sloan Loose Leaf Metal! In this step-by-step guide, we'll show you how to harness the enchanting power of loose leaf metal to create stunning finishes that will elevate any piece of furniture or decor.

  1. Gather Your Materials** Before you begin, make sure you have everything you need:
    - Annie Sloan Loose Leaf Metal (available in a variety of finishes)
    - A clean, dry surface to work on (wood, metal, or even glass)
    - Annie Sloan Clear Wax or Lacquer (to seal your masterpiece)
    - A soft brush or cloth for application
    - Painter's tape or masking tape (optional, for creating clean lines)
  2. Prep Your Surface

    Ensure your surface is clean and free of dust or debris. If you're working with wood, sanding and priming may be necessary for a smooth finish. For metal or glass surfaces, a thorough cleaning will suffice.

  3. Apply the Loose Leaf Metal

    Using your soft brush or cloth, gently apply a thin layer of Annie Sloan Loose Leaf Metal to your surface. You can choose to cover the entire surface or create intricate designs by applying the leaf selectively.
  4.  Create Texture (Optional)

    For added depth and dimension, consider using a textured brush or sponge to create interesting patterns in the loose leaf metal while it's still wet.
  5. Let It Dry

    Allow the loose leaf metal to dry completely before moving on to the next step. This may take a few hours, depending on the climate and thickness of the application.
  6.  Seal the Finish

    Once the loose leaf metal is dry, seal your masterpiece with Annie Sloan Clear Wax or Lacquer to protect it from wear and tear. Apply the wax or lacquer with a clean brush or cloth, following the manufacturer's instructions.
  7. Admire Your Handiwork**

    Stand back and admire the beauty of your newly transformed piece! Whether you've added a touch of gold to a picture frame or completely revamped a piece of furniture, Annie Sloan Loose Leaf Metal is sure to impress.
  8. Experiment and Have Fun

    Don't be afraid to experiment with different techniques and finishes. Mix and match colours, layer leaf metal for added depth, or try your hand at creating intricate designs – the possibilities are endless!
  9.  Share Your Creations

    Share your creations with the world! Tag @AnnieSloanHome on social media and use the hashtag #LooseLeafMagic to inspire others with your stunning DIY projects.

    With Annie Sloan Loose Leaf Metal, the only limit is your imagination. Get ready to unlock the magic and transform your home decor with this versatile and enchanting product!Finished! A modern gilded look.

So there you have it. Everything you need to know to gild with loose leaf metal like a pro. Whether you’re planning on gilding the back of a chair like Annie or going for an even larger piece of furniture, this guide should have you creating a modern gilded look you can be proud of.

Ready to start? Come and visit us in store for more help and advice. When you’re done, take a picture of your finished project and share it with the Annie Sloan community, tag us @littlegemsinteriors and use #anniesloan.