Gold Leaf Restoration Studio

Creating a tradition of conservation and restoration of frames, furniture, objects and heirlooms.

Based in Portland. Or, Brad Streeper is recognized as one of the premier Master Gilders in practice today. Follow Gold Leaf Restoration @gold.leaf.pdx

Below are some of his preferred tools and leafing materials. Enter discount code - goldleafpdx - at check out for an extra discount.

Gilder's Tips

Gilder's Knives

Gilder's Pads

Whiting and Gesso

Bole Clays

Hide Glue and Gelatin size


Agate Stone Burishers

De-waxed Blonde Shellac

Blonde Shellac

Flat Wash Brushes

Genuine Gold Leaf

Gold Leaf Color Charts


Gilders Tip Brush Single
Gilders Tip Brush Single

Gilder's Tip Single

HABICO - Squirrel - German
In Stock

Single tips are used for gold leaf work.

Gilding Tip Made in German. A wide Squirrel hair brush used for lifting or applying genuine leaf to the artist's surface. Tips are available in a range of widths and lengths all having cardboard handles. Tips are manufactured in two weights, single and double, with the double tip having more hairs.

Single tips are used for gold leaf work. Double tips are generally used to pick up heavier leaf such as genuine Silver, platinum and metal leaves.


616S/2 $27.00
Squirrel Hair - Single - 2" width x 2" Length - German
2"
616S/2.1/2 $30.50
Squirrel Hair - Single - 2 1/2" width x 2" Length - German
2.5"
616S/3 $31.50
Squirrel Hair - Single - 3" width x 2" Length - German
3"
616S/3.1/2 $36.00
Squirrel Hair - Single - 3 1/2" width x 2" Length - German
3.5"
616S/4 $38.25
Squirrel Hair - Single - 4" width x 2" Length - German
4"

Pure Sable Kolinsky gilders tip brush
Pure Sable Kolinsky Gilders Tip Brush Single

Gilder's Tip Single

Pure Sable Kolinsky - French
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Pure Sable Kolinsky Made in France. A wide Squirrel hair brush used for lifting or applying genuine leaf to the artist's surface. Tips are available in a range of widths and lengths all having cardboard handles. Tips are manufactured in two weights, single and double, with the double tip having more hairs.

Single tips are used for gold leaf work. Double tips are generally used to pick up heavier leaf such as genuine Silver, platinum and metal leaves.


213K/3.5 $ 90.00
Pure Sable Kolinsky - Single - 3.5" width x 2" Length - French
3.5"

Single edge gilder's knife

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 $ 41.00
Double edge with round tip 5¾" blade
Round tip

Gilder's pad for gold leaf

Gilder's Pad

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Gilding PadFor use with loose leaf gold. Various sizes. With or without sheild.


GP/K $ 45.00
Plain 6 x 6" American W/O Shield
W/O Shield
GP/S $ 110.00
Standard 6 x 10"American W/Paper Shield
3 Paper Shield
GP/D $ 74.00
Deluxe 7 x 9½" Italian W/O Shield
w/o Shield

gesso and whiting for furniture and gilding
gesso powder for traditional water gilding

Gesso - Whiting

For traditional water gilding & Gesso production

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Gesso Powder The Finest Florence Rouge (whiting) from Vermont sold in 1, 5, 10, 20, and 55 pound packages for the making of Gesso. Powder. Mix with Hide Glue to create gesso for Traditional Water Gilding and more.

To learn more about gesso and how to make gesso visit our knowledge center feature How to prepare gesso.


CARB3/1 $ 15.00
Florence Rouge Whiting - Gesso powder - 1 lb
Dry Gesso
CARB3/5 $ 40.00
Florence Rouge Whiting - Gesso powder - 5 lbs.
Dry Gesso
CARB3/10 $ 65.00
Florence Rouge Whiting - Gesso powder - 10 lbs.
Dry Gesso
CARB3/20 $ 90.00
Florence Rouge Whiting - Gesso powder - 20 lbs.
Dry Gesso
CARB3/50 $ 160.00
Florence Rouge Whiting - Gesso powder - 50 lbs
Dry Gesso

LeFranc Charbonnel clay bole for gilding

LeFranc Clay Bole Base

Traditional wet clay for Water Gilding

LeFranc burnishing clay (French) creates an exception gilding surface for all Traditional Water Gilding applications. LeFranc Burnishing Clay is available in three traditional colors, premixed with water.

All of these burnishing clays must be mixed with rabbit skin, hide glue or gelatin glue before applying.

Lefranc Premix is already prepared into a paste making it easier for gilders who make their own bole solution.

Note: this clay contains no binder and must be mixed with rabbit skin, hide glue or gelatin glue to create a bole paste

3155/L $ 73.00
LeFranc Clay Base Liter - Red
Red LeFranc Clay
3160/L $ 73.00
LeFranc Clay Base Liter - Yellow
Yellow LeFranc Clay
3170/L $ 73.00
LeFranc Clay Base Liter - Black
Black LeFranc Clay

Animal hide glue for gold leafing
hide glue for gold gilding

Animal Hide Glue Sizing

For traditional water gilding & Gesso production

Hide Glue is produced from various animal skins and is light in color, has a high cohesion and has no odor. It is highly reFined, consistent, processed and formed into small cubes. Hide glue has a bloom strength of 240 and is highly recommended for making gilder’s gesso.

Visit our step-by-step on How to prepare Hide Glue and Gesso Preparation.

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Hide Glue - For making Gilder's Gesso


HG31503/1 $ 28.00
Granular German - 1 lb
Hide Glue
HG31503/5 $ 96.00
Granular German - 5 lb
Hide Glue
HG31503/10 $ 185.00
Granular German - 10 lb
Hide Glue
HG31503/55 $ 1,050.00
Granular German - 55 lb
Hide Glue

Rabbit Skin Gilding Size

For traditional water gilding & Clay Bole production

Rabbit skin glue is produced mainly from shaved skin parts of rabbits, has extremely high cohesion properties, and has distinctive color and odor. Similar to Hide Glue, it is highly refined, consistent, processed and formed into small cubes. Rabbit Skin Glue has a Bloom strength of 400 making it much stronger than Hide Glue and is recommended for mixing with gilder’s clay to make gilder’s Bole.

Visit our step-by-step on How to prepare Rabbit Skin Glue and Gesso Preparation.

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Rabbit Skin Glue - Framer's Glue #330 - Fine Granulated


RSG330/1 $ 28.00
Granular German - 1 lb
Rabbit Skin Glue
RSG330/5 $ 96.00
Granular German - 5 lb
Rabbit Skin Glue
RSG330/10 $ 185.00
Granular German - 10 lb
Rabbit Skin Glue
RSG330/55 $ 1,050.00
Granular German - 55 lb
Rabbit Skin Glue

American Gelatin Glue

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Used to create Gesso and Clay Bole for the Traditional Water Gilding Method.

Visit our step-by-step on How to prepare American Gelatin Glue using the Santa Fe method.

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The high quality glue that produces a super burnish. Easy to prepare, this natural glue makes glue equal in strength to the traditional rabbit skin glues. A new gelatin glue made from animal products maintains the natural composition of traditional water gilding, but saves time and produces a better burnish! Simple to use. Just add water, mix what you need and heat. No soaking. No making batches. No storing. Consistent and dependable, it produces the shine all gilders strive to achieve. The new gelatin glue is equal in strength to rabbit skin glue. Your personal style of gilding may cause the ratios to be adjusted and a few simple tests will lead to outstanding results. Visit our step-by-step on How to prepare American Gelatin Glue using the Santa Fe method.


25BG/1 $ 38.50
Gelatin Glue - 1 lb
Gelatin Glue
25BG/5 $ 170.00
Gelatin Glue - 5 lb
Gelatin Glue
25BG/10 $ 280.00
Gelatin Glue - 10 lb
Gelatin Glue
25BG/100 $ 1,750.00
Gelatin Glue - 100 lb
Gelatin Glue

Gelatin Glue size for Glass Gilding

Visit our step-by-step on How to prepare Gelatin Size diamond sheets for gilding on glass.

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Platinum white gelatin sheets are the alternate to 00 gelatin capsules. Each sheet is embossed with 80 diamonds. A two diamond section is equal to one 00 gelatin capsule and, when placed in one half pint of water, it will make an average strength batch of gelatin glue size.


GE/10 $ 15.00
Gelatin Glue - 10 Diamond sheets
Gelatin Glue
GE/500 $ 67.50
Gelatin Glue - 1/2 kilo
Gelatin Glue
GE/K $ 97.00
Gelatin Glue - 1 kilo
Gelatin Glue

Agate stone burnishers MA Series

MA Series Agate burnisher. Great for frames and ornmental objects.
Agate stone burnisher for gold leaf

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MA 12

Agate burnisher With wooden handles.

MA12 $ 81.00
Flat Agate - Wood Handle
MA12 Agate Burnisher

Agate stone burnisher for gold leaf

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MA 13

Agate burnisher The Dog's Tooth Shape #MA13 for general burnishing

MA13 $ 68.50
Dog's tooth - Hounds tooth - Wood Handle
MA13 Agate Burnisher

Agate stone burnisher for gold leaf

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MA 19

Agate burnisher The Dog's Tooth Shape #MA19 for general burnishing

MA19 $ 68.50
Dog's tooth - Hounds tooth - Wood Handle
MA19 Agate Burnisher

Agate stone burnisher for gold leaf

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MA 24

Agate burnisher With wooden handles.


MA24 $ 74.00
MA24 Agate Burnisher - Wood Handle
MA24 Agate Burnisher

Agate stone burnisher for gold leaf

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MA 42

Agate burnisher The Pointed #MA42 for Creating Incised Lines on water gilded panels


MA42 $ 68.50
MA42 Agate Burnisher - Wood Handle
MA42 Agate Burnisher

Liberon Blonde Dewaxed Shellac Flakes

Dewaxed Blonde Shellac Flakes

Pure shellac flakes produces a light transparent colored shellac finish.

Blonde Dewaxed Shellac Flakes creates the perfect French Polish and is ideally suited as a barrier coat for gilded applications and for antique restoration on wood surfaces and furniture.

The finish dries quickly and has a luxurious feel once rubbed out. Shellac is also 100% natural and non-toxic.

Shellac in flake form allows you to mix up only as much as you need in order to minimize waste and maximize shelf life.

Production Method

- Add 250g of shellac flakes to 1 liter of methylated spirits and allow the shellac flakes to soak for a minimum of 24 hours or until all the shellac flakes have dissolved.

- Stir or shake occasionally to help the shellac flakes to dissolve more easily.

- More shellac flakes or methylated spirits may be added to adjust the strength according to your preference.

- Store in a cool, dry place.

SHB/250 $ 38.00
De-waxed shellac flakes - 250 grams
Blonde Shellac Flakes

Flat Wash Brushes

Flat Wash 625

Most Popular!

Flat Wash Brush #625 are are made of Mixed Squirrel Hair. Made in Geramn. Tapered - Metal Ferrule - Short Raw Wood Handle. Available in various sizes. Great for applying gilder's liquor, clay and gesso. Also excellent 'burnishing' brushes to clean off genuine and metal leaf skewings.

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625/1/4 $ 18.00
Mixed Squirrel - 1/4" Tapered - Metal Ferrule - Wood Handle - German
1/4in
625/1/2 $ 22.00
Mixed Squirrel - 1/2" Tapered - Metal Ferrule - Wood Handle - German
1/2in
625/3/4 $ 26.50
Mixed Squirrel - 3/4" Tapered - Metal Ferrule - Wood Handle - German
3/4in
625/1 $ 32.00
Mixed Squirrel - 1" Tapered - Metal Ferrule - Wood Handle - German
1in
625/1.5 $ 35.00
Mixed Squirrel - 1.5" Tapered - Metal Ferrule - Wood Handle - German
1.5in
625/2 $ 44.00
Mixed Squirrel - 2" Tapered - Metal Ferrule - Wood Handle - German
2in
625/2.5 $ 54.00
Mixed Squirrel - 2.5" Tapered - Metal Ferrule - Wood Handle - German
2.5in
625/3 $ 70.00
Mixed Squirrel - 3" Tapered - Metal Ferrule - Wood Handle - German
3in

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Genuine Gold Leaf

Highest Quality European and Chinese Gold leaf
Genuine Gold Leaf Pack - 500 lvs.

Genuine Gold Leaf Pack - 500 lvs.

Genuine Gold Leaf Book - 25 lvs.

Genuine Gold Leaf Book - 25 lvs.

Genuine Gold Leaf Rolls

Genuine Gold Leaf Rolls

Genuine Gold Leaf Kits

Genuine Gold Leaf Kits

Gold Powder

Gold Powder

Genuine Gold Foil

Genuine Gold Foil


24kt Gold

24kt Gold

23.75kt Gold

23.75kt Gold

23.5kt Gold

23.5kt Gold

23kt Gold

23kt Gold

23kt Florin Gold

23kt Florin Gold

23kt Red Gold

23kt Red Gold


22.5kt Champagne Gold

22.5kt Champagne Gold

New Color!
22kt Rose Gold

22kt Rose Gold

New Color!
22kt Gold

22kt Gold

22kt Moon Gold

22kt Moon Gold

22kt French Pale Gold

22kt French Pale Gold

20kt Caplain Gold

20kt Caplain Gold

New Color!

18kt Lemon Gold

18kt Lemon Gold

16kt Pale Gold

16kt Pale Gold

13.25kt White Gold

13.25kt White Gold

12kt White Gold

12kt White Gold

6kt White Gold

6kt White Gold


Gold and Metal Leaf Color Charts

What are the different colors of gold leaf?

Examine real gold, silver and copper leaf for accurate color viewing. Compare actual color, tone, shine and brilliance of the leaf.

Hand made in our studio, these color charts have real gold, silver, palladium and metal leaf gilded on paper. Alloy blends and other information also included on each chart. Great matching to existing gold surfaces, restoration and conservation applications. A must have for gilders to show clients, designers and architects. Downloadable as PDF digital images of gold leaf are representational only.

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Manetti - Italian
Gold Leaf Color Chart

manetti gold color chart

Item: GCC/MA

$22.00

Crocodile - German
Gold Leaf Color Chart
crocodile gold leaf color chart

Item: GCC/CR

$22.00

Best - Italian
Gold Leaf Color Chart
Best gold leaf color chart

Item: GCC/IT

$22.00

Japanese Colored Silver
Color Chart
Japanese Silver Leaf color chart

Item: GCC/CSL

$22.00

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Nazionale Metal Leaf
Color Chart

Metal leaf color chart

Item: MLC/N

$22.00

Tamisé Metal Flake
Color Chart

tamise color chart

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Mica Powder
Color Chart

mica powder color chart

Item: MCC

$22.00

Celestial Variegated Metal Leaf
Color Chart

Celestial Variegated Metal Leaf

Item: MLC/C

$22.00

Kolner Burnishing Clay
Color Chart

clay color chart

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LeFranc Burnishing Clay
Color Chart

clay color chart

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Agate Burnishers
agate burnishers

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Abalone Sheets
Color Chart

abolone color chart

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