Pure silver is beaten into thin sheets, as thin as 0.5 microns thick. Available as leaves, rolls, gilding kits, silver powder, shell silver and silver foil.
Each pack of leaf contains 20 books. Each book contains 25 lvs, with a total of 500 leaves. Each leaf is 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" square. Approx. coverage is 39 sqft per pack and 1.7 sqft for each book. Select from a variety of gram weights to suit the needs of your specific project. Gram weight is determined by the weight of 1000 leaves of 3 3/8 inch square Silver leaf.
Digital images of Silver leaf are representational only.
These easy gilding tutorials demonstrate how to apply genuine Silver leaf to objects and furniture using the Quick Dry oil size method, or the water-based size method using Aquasize or Wunda size. You'll learn about types of adhesive, testing for 'tack' and drying rates, easy leaf application tips and cleaning and burnishing the leaf.