Genuine gold metal beaten incredibly finely to form gossamer thin sheets for gilding. This leaf is supplied as loose leaf with each leaf in the booklet sitting loosely between thin rouged paper sheets. Loose gold leaf is incredibly delicate and is too fine to be handled by hand, when working with loose leaf you must make use of a gilders tip in order to pick up the gold.
Our gold leaf is available in booklets of 5 leaves and 25 leaves and comes in three grades:
Standard: 'Standard' gold leaf contains the standard factory weight of gold.
Extra: 'Extra' gold leaf contains more gold per thousand leaves than Standard weight gold leaf.
Superior: 'Superior' leaf contains the most gold of all grades of gold leaf.
9.6ct gold leaf is a tarnishing metal and will need protection from a suitable lacquer in order to protect the finish. We recommend Italian Water-based Varnish for this as it has been extensively tested and confirmed to be non-reactive with metal leaf.