Genuine gold metal beaten incredibly finely to form gossamer thin sheets for gilding. This leaf is supplied as transfer leaf and each leaf of gold is pressed lightly to a piece of backing paper.
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.