Tip-Metallic Guilding with Rub-N-Buff
You can give your etching the look of metallic leafing (gold, silver or copper) without the tedious process metallic leafing requires.
Rub N Buff (RNB) is an easy to use metallic wax that gives your etchings the look of leafing, but without the hassle. It will stick only to the etching and not the shiny glass. It is fairly durable and can be re-applied when it wears away (no topical colorant is permanent). The white RNB is useful to help enhance an etching that did not show up well or on an etching made on dark colored glass (like cobalt blue, cranberry or black glass).
#61-3329 Rub N Buff Metallic Wax (RNB), 4 pak (gold, silver, bronze, white)
Soft paper towels.
NOTE: You must etch your glass first before applying the Rub N Buff.
Always wear non-absorbent non-latex or plastic gloves and a plastic apron to cover your clothing when working with the Etch Cream and Rub N Buff. Cover all work surfaces and wear old clothing. These products can permanently etch or stain surfaces it comes in contact with, including tabletops, sinks, clothing and your hands. If you do get some on your hands, immediately clean the area with pure dish detergent from the bottle. It will remove most of the tint from your skin. Rinse thoroughly with water.
Keep paper towels handy to deal with clean ups and to wipe off the excess RNB
Experiment on glass from the recycling first, as some of the techniques take practice to get nice results
The following coloring instructions are to be done AFTER you have etched your glass (except where noted) with either Armour Glass Etching Cream or Sand Etch and a stencil design. To see how to etch a design, go to "Instruction Manuals and Demos" at: www.etchworld.com or View the directions and How To Videos HERE.
How to Apply Rub n Buff:
Wrap a small piece of soft paper towel around your finger and squeeze a small dab of Rub N Buff to the tip of the towel. You can also use a cotton swab.
Smear the Rub n Buff over the etching. It will look messy, but thats ok. Keep your finger rubbing over the etching while the RNB is still wet and as it sets up, the RNB will start to clean up off the shiny parts of the glass and stick only to the etching.
Once most of the excess RBN has been removed, take a clean piece of paper towel buff to a luster.
Wear gloves whenever working with this product. RNB will stick to your skin. If you accidentally get RNB on your skin, simply squirt a bit of straight dish detergent on it and rub the area until the RNB loosens, then rinse under running water.
A topcoat is not needed over the Rub N Buff and it is not recommended. The chemicals in top coating products may breakdown or destroy the Rub n Buff (the etching underneath will remain, as that is permanent).
DO NOT wash etchings treated with RNB in the dishwasher or clean with them with any kind of commercial glass cleaners. Hand wash in mild warm water with a little dish detergent in the water.
Rub N Buffed etchings may wear away gracefully as gold leafing does. These products are not recommended for use on surfaces that will come in contact with unwrapped food. If you wish to RNB on a food container, do your design work on the under or outside of the vessel. Rub N Buff is for decorative purposes only and is not food safe
If your RNB etching starts to look shabby, you can always re-apply it. At first the new RNB may act as a remover of the old. Just wipe it all away and then re-apply with fresh RNB
For more information on how to use White Rub n Buff to create other colors or for other decorative techniques, see the section on Tips-Adding Color to Your Etchings (Pinata Tints)
The Rub N Buff products mentioned above can be ordered at www.etchworld.com
Article Posted: 05/11/2018 12:06:16 PM