Sealing is important as it not only brings out the colour of your Jesmonite piece, but also waterproofs the surface meant for contact with water or food.
It can easily be applied with a dry sponge or brush. If applying more than one coat, allow the first coat to dry for 2-3 hours before applying the second coat. We recommend applying two thin coats or more to help waterproof the surface.
The sealer will dry in 12-18 hours with a satin finish.
Take note that the acrylic sealer is not food-safe. If you are looking for a sealer that is food-safe, or one with a matt finish, we recommend using our beeswax sealer instead.
The SmileStone acrylic sealer is not food-safe, so it should not be used for items that will have direct or indirect contact with food. The beeswax sealer is 100% natural and safe for food contact.
The finishing is also another main difference between the two. The SmileStone acrylic sealer has a satin finish (semi-gloss, or a little more glossy than matt), which gives the artwork a somewhat plastic-like finish On the other hand, the beeswax sealer is almost invisible, and gives the artwork a very smooth and almost buttery-like finish.
Lastly, once applied in multiple coats, the SmileStone acrylic sealer can last for many years. It may only require a new coat after several years. Whereas the beeswax sealer is 100% natural, so you may need to reapply it regularly once the sealer wears off.
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