Touch Up Suggestions

Pang Shu

Mar 23, 2005
Howdy all!

I am looking for any ideas on how to touch up wood finishes for picture frames. Sure, we've used the markers, and they seem to work in most cases, but I was wondering if there were any better solutions out there.

I've tried the Tibet Almond Stick with limited success, and I remember using another product similar to it at another shop, but I can't remember the name of the product.

Any help would be appreciated!
For many applications I like Baroque Art Gilders Paste

about 2 mos ago i ordered 2 cans of baroque-wht/blk-from united. the wht is smooth/pasty but the blk is kinda dry/crumbly(when I open the can some of it usually falls out in little pieces) this is my 1st experience with the product my question is--is it supposed to be that way or is it supposed to be 'creamier' like the wht??? thanks
If it dries you can add a few drops of either; paint thinner, mineral spirits, turpentine or Turpenoid (turpentine substitute) knife in and mix. There is no need to mix up the whole tin, just mix what you need as you need it.

Do not use any oil base cleaners/solvents such as Turpenoid Natural. The oil content of these type of cleaners/solvents will not allow the Gilders Paste to dry and will remain wet or tacky for days to weeks. If you have accidentally used this type cleaner/solvent leave the tin open until completely dried out and then follow the suggestion for rejuvenation above.
Bill my black does that a bit..Andrew's suggestion is dead on. I am competely in love with this product...and it is worth every penny!!
great! getting some TODAY! thanks
Thanks for the hints! We got a sample tin of the black and I had the same crumbly experience as Bills.

Can you tell us anything else about this product?
Can you tell us anything else about this product?
The following is from the manufacturer:

Substrate surface should be dry and clean, free of dirt, oil, grease and scale.

Baroque Art Gilders Paste can be directly applied with your finger, sponge, paint - tooth - stencil brushes, cloth, rubber stamps etc…

All 24 colors can be thinned out to further extend, wash, stain or paint your project.

Blending Baroque Art Gilders Paste is as easy as mixing two or more colors to match and touch up existing color schemes or to create a custom color.

Drying time varies depending on materials, thickness of application and substrate, approximately 30 - 60 minutes to the touch on dry, low porosity, debris free surfaces.

Lightly buffing metallic colors, after 12 hours of drying, will produce a gilded finish.

Will accept an over coat, such as, clear lacquer, varnish, urethane, powder coating to achieve that uniform appearance where the Gilders Paste was not used or to provide further durability to areas where repeated handling is required, such as a door knob.

For very smooth surfaces, such as, gloss paint, plastic, ceramics and furniture, it is recommended to lightly abrade the surface with 0000 grade steel wool or fine sand paper or apply a recommended primer.

Layering substrates with a solid base color and then stenciling, sponging or wiping another color over base coat can produce unique affects and blends.

Rubbing base coat immediately after application with a dry cloth or slightly wet with thinner will remove Gilders Paste from the relief detail and highlight depressed details. Lightly brushing Gilder’s Paste over the top will highlight the relief details.

Store above 55 F. Apply above 60 F.