You will love Foil Adhesive, it only takes one coat - this alone saves time and money! For a smooth application, decant onto a disposable plate then add a SMALL amount of water, (a short spritz/spray only 1-3% not more), mix with your brush until it reaches a smooth, creamy consistency then apply. This application gives a smoother application with few brush strokes. Apply one coat using a low nap roller or you can brush on just be sure to get an even smooth coat, and allow to dry to a firm tack (approximately 1/2 -1 hour depending on humidity,), and apply your foil for a near flawless release. Soap and water cleanup!