Versailles Palace from a decorative painter’s eye: Gilding

22K, oil size surface leaf on the gate of the Palace of Versailles.  Notice the background palace with gilded roof done with same gold.  There are several million dollar worth of gold in the gilding at the palace.  Remember: real gold is an inalterable material (it does not oxidize or rust) and therefore,  perfect for […]

Loose Leaf Gilding

Watch Pierre transfer loose leaf from a book to the surface.  Also, see how to take care of minor touch-ups using a traditional and job site-practical methods.  To see the gilding brushes used in this video, check out our gilding page.