Painting Etching

Discussion in 'Clock Case Restoration and Repair' started by wow, Sep 24, 2019.

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  1. wow

    wow Registered User
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    Jun 24, 2008
    Retired Music Minister
    Pineville, La. (central La.)
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    i need help. I have a nice French black slate clock that I am trying to restore. The gold paint in the etchings in the slate has almost all come out. How do you re-paint it. Etching lines are so small a brush is too large. I thought about rub n buff, but it is tough to keep in the etched lines only. I wonder how they did it all those years ago. How do you do it?
  2. PatH

    PatH National Program Chair
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    Dec 5, 2014
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    There are some threads with a variety of interesting approaches that come up if you search the word incised. The threads range from gilding to rub 'n buff to paint brushes, etc. and most include some discussion of restoring the black while you're at it. Of course, we'd love to see pictures. ;)

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