Gilded Planet Support Center

Any project, big or small, we'll help you find the best solutions for your gilding project.

Even with the best resources available, and the best tools, we found ourselves facing the 'unusual project'. And that's where the human factor enters. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced Master Gilder, we're here to help. Go ahead, throw the proverbial 'mud' against our wall (in this case, elegant golden mud)! Let see if we can help it stick!

How we can help...

First, utilize the extensive learning tools here at The!

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Or, tell us about your project! We can help with methods and techniques, work with you on determining the correct material selection for your unique project, whether interior or exterior - waterbased or oil. We'll also calculate the required marterials based on sqft or object dimensions. We are here to help!

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- Call us at 415.407.5097

We believe there are 3 steps to success - Knowledge - Tools - Support. That's why we are here.

Knowledge - The more you know, the better you are equipt for success.

Tools - We all know we are only as good as the materials we use. Quality does matter. From good quality Chinese leaf to high-end European supplies, you can find all the gilding supplies your project requires. And if you can't... ask us!

Support - Because even the most seasoned artists need help every now and again. Two heads are better than one. We'll work with you to help you succeed, this time, every time!


Gilding Tutorials


Video Tutorials

Video Tutorials

Gold leaf books and gilding materials

Material Specs

Exterior Gilding

Exterior Gilding

Gilding on Glass

Gilding on Glass

Gilding on stone

Gilding on stone


Video Tutorials

Applying Genuine Gold leaf or Imitation Gold leaf to metal surfaces.

Apply genuine god, Silver, imitation gold, aluminum and copper leaf metal surfaces. Interior and exterior surfaces, you'll learn about types of adhesive, tacking and drying rates, easy leaf application tips and cleaning and burnishing the leaf.

More Video Tutorials.

Step-by-step tutorials

How to Gold Leaf

How to Silver Leaf

How to Apply Imitation Gold

How to Gild on Glass

How to Apply Composition Leaf

How to Aluminum and Imitation Silver Lead

How to Copper Leaf

How to apply leaf to ceiling and walls

Exterior Gold Leafing Techniques

Gilding over Metal Surfaces - Bronze, brass, steel, iron, aluminum

Gilding over Stone Surfaces - Marble, Granite, Sandstone, Concrete, Brick