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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 comes from European factories, is generally of a heavier weight and is manufactured to strict tolerances to string quality controls.
Caplain leaf will not tarnish in most usual decorative applications and may not need to be sealed except in cases where it may be handled or touched. In this case we recommend the use of products such as Roberson Universal Lacquer for protecting interior gilding.