Easy Gild System
The Easy-Gild system is a reliable way of achieving a high quality gilded finish. It can be used with Gold, Silver and Metal Leaf. This system achieves a shine or mirror gloss finish effect without the need for agate burnishing. Porous surfaces should first be sealed with the base size diluted 15% with water. Two coats of base size are applied with 30 minutes between coats. Once the second coat is dry, apply the activator and allow to dry. Once the leaf is applied, a mirror finish can be obtained by rubbing cotton wool over the finished surface. An Easy-Gild Gesso Bole made from the finest English clays can be applied to the surface first as a base coat. It is pre-mixed therefore no additional glue is required. Use at room temperature and thin if required up to 15%. The Gesso Bole is available in Terracotta, Dark Terracotta, Yellow Ochre, Black and White.