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Beacon Adhesives

Metal Leaf Brush-On Adhesive

13 reviews
SKU: 703173

Use Metal Leaf Brush-On Adhesive to apply metal leaf to your crafts and projects. This easy-to-use adhesive features a brush-on applicator. To clean up messes, use soap and water on wet glue and a citrus cleaner on dried glue.


Secure your gilded leafing project with Metal Leaf Brush-On Adhesive. This adhesive offers smooth flow and easy application. Simply apply the glue to the surface of your project, then allow the glue to dry until it's tacky. Once the glue is tacky, brush your metal leaf onto it. Make upcycling your creations easy with this brush-on adhesive.



  • Color: Clear
  • Volume: 2 Fluid Ounces (59.28ml)
  • Quantity: 1


Please provide a physical street address for the shipment of merchandise orders. PO Box shipping addresses may be provided for gift card only orders. Most orders will ship within 1-2 business days and tracking is provided via email when the order ships. Delivery usually takes an additional 3-4 business days. Keep in mind, some orders may require an additional business day to process, and some locations can require 5-7 business days for delivery. 


We want you to be happy with your purchase! If you're not completely satisfied, you can return your item within 90 days

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August 23, 2023

Horrible mess - had to remove and start all over

This is supposed to be a sizing product for metal leaf. It does provide a tacky surface for the metal leaf - but rolls up in sticky snot-like balls when you try to burnish or rub the leaf down onto the surface. Horrible failure, remove, start over.

August 23, 2023


I tend to let my gold leaf set overnight. I let it set, went to remove the access gold leaf the next morning and it all just came off leaving a sticky mess on my commissioned art work. For being so sticky…. it doesnt actually work.

August 23, 2023

Worked great!

Not sure what the others did but worked great for me. Way better than Mod Podge.

August 23, 2023

Find another adhesive

I have tried to gild a 1/2" x 18" section of a picture frame four separate times with two different bottles of this adhesive. The adhesive and gild eventually balled up and came off every time, even trying various drying times. The chemistry is off.

August 23, 2023


Well I wish I would have seen these reviews before doing a big project so I would have saved time. This stuff didn’t dry evenly and when I applied my topcoat it was like the reactivated and got tacky causing the leaf to ball up in spots.

August 23, 2023

Great product

Despite all of these bad reviews it worked great for me…shook the bottle, put adhesive on let dry maybe 10 min and gold leaf stuck well! Left in for five minute and used a brush to brush everything away! Worked great

August 23, 2023

Absolutely terrible

I’m glad it’s not just me that had a hard time with this adhesive. This was my 1st time trying gold leaf & I followed the directions. When I brushed off the excess gold leaf, it balled up and came off leaving exposed sticky spots.

August 23, 2023

Perfect (beacon: add manufacture date on bottle!)

Started a project. Couldn't find my can of size. Happy to have found a great local alt. to ordering shellac flakes & making my own size. TIPS: use as little as possible & pay attention to room humidity. Poor reviews may be from poor tech. or exp products.

August 23, 2023

Easy to use for first timer

My first time metal leafing and this was the simplest thing ever. I applied the glue, goes on white, dried clear in about 15 min. applied the leaf and GENTLY brushed the excess away. Don't Burnish, that is too rough and not necessary. Great Product!

August 23, 2023

The problem

Noticed something reading these reviews, and standing the the store. There's an "adhesive" and a "sealer". Usually with regular size, it's an all in one application. The bottles are exact similar, down to label, except 1 word. Just a thought.