I love using this water based sizing for leafing and when I use foils. The only problem I seem to have with this product is obtaining it in the Winter months. It cannot freeze and it is nowhere to be found in the Boston/metro Boston area, so I have to have it shipped from other sources. That works fine during the warmer months, but now we are into Winter here in Massachusetts and the distributors of Wunda Size cannot guarantee that it will not freeze, even if shipped overnight. I can’t blame them. Who knows where it will sit during its’ travel?
I have a dining room ceiling to silver leaf the week between Christmas and New Years and I only have a small amount of Wunda Size left. This past weekend I knew I was traveling to New York City, so decided to see where I could obtain Wunda Size there. I found the best source to be Sepp Leaf Products, which was very close to where I was staying. I bought 2 gallons, one for the job and one to get me through any other jobs I may have during the Winter months.
First, let me tell you about Sepp. It is located in a beautiful building in the heart of NYC and you are buzzed in, like a fine jewelery store. All the leaf samples are on display, hanging on the walls, like fine pieces of art, and they are truly breath taking. The staff is very friendly more than happy to answer any and all questions. I could not linger because the BF was double parked out front, since we were just arriving in the city and had not yet ditched our car in a lot. I was so thrilled to have these 2 gallons in tow, saving me further aggravation trying to figure out how I would obtain this sizing for my job. The gallons sat proudly on the bureau in our hotel room throughout the weekend.
In case you did not hear, there was a blizzard in NYC over the weekend, so by the time we were to depart on Sunday we were faced with some travel challenges. I was taking the train back to Boston, while the BF was continuing on to Montreal to pick up his daughter at McGill. Being very protective of my Wunda Size, I decided I would put 1 gallon in my suitcase and the other would travel to Montreal in the car, with strict instructions that it must not be left in the car! I originally packed both of the gallons in my suitcase and was having my clothes go via Montreal, but I could not lift the suitcase with the 2 gallons over my head and knew I would have to do this on the train. (Even the one gallon in the suitcase was a struggle, but some nice man gave me a hand.) Due to the storm, I had to wait 4 hrs for my train to leave Penn Station. Like everyone else in the station, I had to use my suitcase for a seat and found my gallon of Wunda Size made for a sturdy platform! I was a bit worried that it would open and I’d have one heck of a mess in my suitcase, but I put it in a plastic bag first and luckily, no unhappy incident occurred, other than a permanent dent from my butt sitting on it for so long!
Susan Siefer and I will be on the ceiling job shortly with lots of pics to show. 🙂