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Gold leaf

Gold, Silver & Palladium

Gold leaf is as traditional as it gets, and it’s still as popular as ever. While the thought of having your name written in 24-carat gold may seem opulent to some, there are many advantages. It will last a lifetime without fading or tarnishing; it’s classy and guaranteed to get you noticed. Gilded lettering is the top of the range and is used extensively by quality brands and organisations throughout the world.

Exquisite gold leaf signage… Without breaking the bank.

The eye-catching beauty of gold leaf is surprisingly cost-effective and will outlast any other material without ever losing its shine. It can be applied to glass, metals, painted, coated or varnished wood, cars, boats, and masonry.

Loose leaf gilding

“Loose leaf gilding” or “water gilding” is the skill of applying loose gold leaf to a surface using a gilder’s tip and static. This is a highly-regarded craft that is still applied by hand and takes years to master. It’s used extensively on glass and then burnished for the classic, quintessential gold leaf look.

Loose leaf gilded lettering with a black outline at Wilfred, Yorkdale Shopping Mall, Toronto, 2023


Transfer leaf gilding

“Transfer gilding” is the skill of applying pressed gold. The leaf is attached to nonstick paper and transferred to a surface that has been primed with an adhesive known as gold size. It’s widely used for exterior signs, government buildings, law courts, embassies, museums, galleries, and places of worship.

Transfer gold leaf gilding
Transfer leaf gilding

Contact us today for a free quote, and find out how gold leaf can help your business.

We are recommended for gilded lettering by English Heritage, and our work can be seen at several prestigious London locations, including The Tower of London, The Royal Opera House, and the British Museum.

Gold has always fascinated humanity, and despite numerous attempts to replicate it, this most iconic of metals remains unique. Find out more about Gilding.

Below, you can check out our latest time-lapse video showing traditional glass gilding. It was filmed at our workshop in May 2019 and shows part of a design being gilded onto glass using a vinyl stencil. This was one of twenty pieces of glass used for two burnished gold displays for Tatar Art Projects, fitted at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

From 24 ct. Gold to silver leaf and palladium