Category Archives: FAQ

CAN PRODUCT’S BE DELIVERED OUT SIDE OF THE UK ?

This entry was posted on 10:39 am September 16, 2016

Yes, we do ship orders from outside the UK, unfortunately we are unable to ship any flammable products outside of the UK, this includes products such as the paints

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOOSE AND TRANSFER?

This entry was posted on 10:28 am September 16, 2016

Loose leaf is leaf placed loosely between the sheets of the book. The leaf cannot be handled and is normally lifted directly from the book with a special brush, tip or tweezers (see tools) and then placed onto the surface. Transfer leaf is leaf placed on a sheet of wax or tissue paper within the […]

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GENUINE GOLD LEAF OR IMITATION GOLD LEAF?

This entry was posted on 10:26 am September 16, 2016

There is nothing that will shine and look as good as genuine gold leaf and will last for many years. The advantages to using imitation leaf, it is cheaper than real gold leaf, it is a little thicker and so is easier to handle

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I NEED THE PRODUCTS URGENTLY , HOW SOON CAN YOU DELIVERY?

This entry was posted on 10:25 am September 16, 2016

Providing goods are in stock and order is placed before 1pm (by telephone) or 12 (noon) by website, we can despatch same day for a next day delivery.

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DO YOU SEND OUT SAMPLES?

This entry was posted on 10:23 am September 16, 2016

Yes, you can purchase a sample booklet gold leaf, which comprises of 18 leaves.

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WILL GOLD EVER GO DULL?

This entry was posted on 10:21 am September 16, 2016

No gold will always retain its brilliance and lustre which will last for many years.

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HOW DO WE HANDLE THE GOLD AND SILVER?

This entry was posted on 10:20 am September 16, 2016

Gold or Silver leaf cannot be handle, it will stick to the warmth of your hand, we supply brushes, tips and tweezers. please refer “What is the difference between loose or transfer” to ensure you use the best leaf for your requirements.

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WHY USE GENUINE GOLD LEAF?

This entry was posted on 10:19 am September 16, 2016

Gold’s beauty, lustre and non-tarnishing properties make it the preferred material for gilders and will last longer than any other materials/metals

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BASIC TOOLS USED IN GILDING

This entry was posted on 2:35 pm July 8, 2015

1. GILDER’S CUSHION This is a piece of MDF approximately 9 inches by 6 inches.  It is covered with thick blanket and the stretched over this is a soft calf skin leather, this is tacked into position to the four edges of the board.  At one end and partly round two sides is a parchment […]

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GILDING ON STONE

This entry was posted on 2:35 pm July 7, 2015

When gilding externally on stone we would recommend that you use 23.5ct Gold Leaf or above, as anything lower in carat will tarnish due to the elements outside. When carving the lettering in stone, hand cut lettering will always look better than sandblasted lettering, this is because the V shape catches the light and reflects […]

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