Water Gilding

Gilding gives solid materials a thin coating of gold or metal by applying fine leaf or powder. Water gilding is a labour intensive process that we use for furniture and smaller ornaments.

Water gilding is a traditional method for achieving a polished surface. It involves applying several coats of gesso and bole to create a suitable base. This allows us to burnish the gold using agate sticks.

Read on for photos of our work, below, or contact us to find out more about water gilding, Oil Gilding or Faux Water Gilding.


Examples & Processes