Gilding Pads

Best soft pads for cutting gold leaf.

Used with a gilder's knife for cutting leaves of Genuine or metal leaf sheets. Select from a variery of sizes and styles, including shields to protect against unwanted air flow.

Gilding pad for cutting gold and Silver leaf

Gilder's Pad

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Gilding Pad For use with loose leaf gold. Various sizes. With or without shield.

GP/K $ 45.00
Plain 6 x 6" American W/O Shield - BLACK Suede
W/O Shield
GP/S $ 110.00
Standard 6 x 10" American W/Paper Shield - BLACK Suede
With Paper Shield
GP/D $ 74.00
Deluxe 7 x 9½" Italian W/O Shield - TAN Suede
w/o Shield
Cotton gloves for gold leafing

Gilder's Gloves

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Cotton Gilders Gloves. Ideal for working with Genuine Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf and tarnishing metals like Imitation Gold and Copper Leaf.

CGG $ 13.50
Cotton Gilders Gloves - 100% Cotton - 6 pairs (12 individual gloves)
Horsehair polishing cloth.

Horsehair Cloth

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Horsehair polishing cloth. A mildly abrasive bole polishing cloth made from horsehair. Used in the Traditional Water Gilding process to polish Bole clay before application of Genuine Gold leaf. 10' x 15".

HHC $ 8.00
Horse hair polishing cloth - 10" x 15"
gilder's knife for cutting leaf

Gilder's Knife

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Gilder's Knife Single edge or double edge. Flat or round tip.

GK/S $ 39.00
Single edge with square tip 5½" blade
Square tip
GK/DF $ 39.00
Double edge with square tip 5½" blade
Square tip
GK/DS $ 39.00
Double edge with round tip 5¾" blade
Round tip
Gilders asphaltum varnish glaze

Gilder's Asphaltum

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Gilders Asphaltum - 1 Pint U.S. A darkening liquid for creating shade effects on gold leaf. Solvent based. Manufactured in the USA. Asphaltum Varnish in a glaze is capable of creating wide spectrum of colors. Thin coats of Asphaltum Varnish appear light gold, while Medium coats of Asphaltum Varnish create rich Copper tones, Heavy coats of Asphaltum Varnish create Bronze Burnt Umber undertones and Very thick coats of Gilders Asphaltum Varnish appear Black and opaque. Many Antique Vintage Mirrors have Asphaltum Varnish as the original Backing Paint after the Glass was Silvered. Asphaltum Varnish was applied to add depth and scratch protection. Asphaltum is used in reverse glass sign work, in sandblasting frosted glass, glue chipping as a resist and shading effects. Gilders Asphaltum Varnish is one of the worlds oldest of coating still used today.

AS $ 48.00
Asphaltum - Solvent Based - 1 pint
back up paint for gold leaf on glass

Gilder's Back-Up Paint

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Back-up Paint: The thick screen ink used as a "back-up" paint for gilded glass. 8 oz container. Gilders Gold Leaf Backup Paint - Used as a Backup Enamel when backing up Gold or Silver Leaf while glass gilding. Gilders Back Up is packaged in Silk Screening Consistency, & for Brushing may be thinned with Turpentine or Mineral Spirits. 15 minutes dry time.

DK/B $ 56.00
Gilders Gold Leaf Back Up Paint - Black
Back-up Paint <
DK/Y $ 62.00
Gilders Gold Leaf Backup Paint - Yellow/Ochre
Back-up Paint
DK/S $ 62.00
Gilders Gold Leaf Backup Paint - 8oz. Silver
Back-up Paint
Window Spar varnish

Gilder's Window Spar Varnish

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Window Spar Varnish. Solvent based back up varnish for gilding on glass. 8 oz container. Used as a final overcoat for reverse glass work. Use for scuff and scratch protection and limited resistance to cleaning chemicals. Dry in 2 - 3 hours depending on environmental conditions. Apply with a brush or roller. Reduce with Mineral Spirits 5% - 10% to use in airbrush. INDOOR USE ONLY

WS/8 $ 57.50
Window Spar Varnish - Glass gilding back-up varnish
Rottenstone polishiong powder


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Rottenstone is a very Fine abrasive for polishing (can be used wet or dry). It is ideal for producing an aged look on gilded surfaces. It is generally sold as a Finer powder and used for a more glossy polish after an initial treatment with coarser pumice powder. It can also be used to sand varnished surfaces and to buff stains out of wood.

RS/500 $ 18.50
Rottenstone - polishing powder - 17.6oz
500 gram
RS/K $ 30.00
Rottenstone - polishing powder - 32.5oz
1 Kilo <
Pumice polishing powder

Pumice Powder

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Pumice Powder - Extra Fine. Pumice Powder is used as an abrasive for rubbing gilded surfaces at achieve an antiqued worn effect. It is also used to degrease your gilders knife and gilders pad. It can be mixed with water or oils to make a paste which is then used to polish surfaces.

PX/100 $ 14.00
Pumice powder - Extra Fine - 100 gram
100 gram
PX/500 $ 22.00
Pumice powder - Extra Fine - 500 gram
500 gram
PX/K $ 34.00
Pumice powder - Extra Fine - 1 Kilo
1 Kilo

Product Description

Gilding Pads
Best soft pads for cutting gold leaf.

Used with a gilder's knife for cutting leaves of Genuine or metal leaf sheets. Select from a variery of sizes and styles, including shields to protect against unwanted air flow.

Gilder's Knives Highest quality. Steel blade and wooden handles.

Gilder's Pads Firm base with soft cutting surface. For loose leaf gilding.

Gesso Carving Toolsa variety of shapes range from a sharp pointed tool for deep crevices to a blunt rounded end for flowing curves.

This product is available to ship immediately. All our brushes are shipped fully insured via UPS. Solvent based products are retricted to UPS Ground service.

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