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The Guards Restaurant
Georgetown, Washington DC
First layer of the color base coat is applied after the sign has been primed Every layer is a different color until seven layers of base color is applied. Once all the base coats have been applied, it is time for the final color to be added, in this chase it is black and only two coats had to be applied. Two weeks after the final coat of paint has been applied and allowed to harden, the sizing for the gold leaf is than applied.
Sizing is applied by hand and can be very time consuming to say the least Once the sizing has been applied, it will take anywhere from 12 to 36 hours before the sizing is ready to accept the leafs of gold. The gold is applied over the sizing. Approximately one or two days after the gold has been allowed to set, the sizing is hard enough to burnish the gold.

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