This system is a reliable way of achieving a high quality gilded finish. It can be used with Gold, Silver and Metal Leaf. Provides a shine or mirror gloss finish without the need for agate burnishing. Porous surfaces should be first sealed with base size diluted 15% with water. Two coats of base size are applied with 30 minutes between coats. Once the second coat is dry, apply the Top size Activator and allow to dry. Once the leaf is applied, a mirror finish can be obtained by rubbing cotton wool over the finished surface.