How to Glaze Fur

by Ryan Casima

Glazing fur is a simple process, but creating the materials is much harder.

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Glazing fur, which is applying a coat to the fur to make it appear lustrous, is a very straightforward process — the actual process is wiping the fur with a cloth after it has been sprayed with a composition. However, creating the composition is much harder because you will have to acquire all of the necessary ingredients and mix them according to the recommended percentages. Glazing your furs will make them appear more shiny and high-end.

Items you will need

  • Composition containing between 0.05 to 0.2 percent of Potassium Oleate;
  • 0.05 to 0.2 percent of anionic and/or non-ionic ingredient;
  • 0.02 to 0.1 percent of terpine oil;
  • 0.05 to 0.2 percent of a liquid silicone disposed in an aqueous emulsion;
  • 15 to 20% of alcohol; remaining percent made up of water.
  • Terry cloth
Step 1

Place the fur material on a clean, non-cloth surface to prevent static electricity. Thoroughly mix the composition to ensure that no ingredients are separate, such as the oil.

Step 2

Pour the composition into an air sprayer. Spray the fur with the air sprayer.

Step 3

Wipe the fur in the direction of the hair strands. Wait for the fur to dry.

Step 4

Shake the fur to remove any dirt that was loosened by the composition.

Tips

  • This method works on both synthetic and animal furs.

Warnings

  • This process is under the U.S. patent 3986830 and can not be used for commercially (for profit).

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About the Author

Ryan Casima is a student at the Illinois Institute of Technology and is going to major in bioengineering. He has been featured on various websites as a cardio-fitness expert. Casima has studied human anatomy, body function and medicine in general since 2009.