Selhamin Poliment is a specially prepared and refined bole for priming surfaces for water-gilding. The best raw materials are combined in tried-and-tested proportions and then processed in traditional methods to make a premium product that serves to enhance the tone and lustre of gold applied over the top during the burnishing process.
This product is supplied as a dry clay that must be crushed and mixed with water prior to being mixed with rabbit skin glue to make a bole. For those that want a more convenient, pre-wetted clay this product is also available as Poliment Wet, which simply needs to be mixed directly with rabbit skin glue to make a bole.
Once prepared this bole is applied to a surface that has been prepared using gesso, thus creating the best possible surface for a highly-burnishable water-gilded finish.