The Application of Gold Gilding in Sculpture

Gold is featured by its unique luster. For those sculptures which need golden flashy finish, it’s a good solution to use gold gilding. The gold gilt sculptures not only look great, but also can keep its luster for quite a long time because the chemical property of gold allows it to counteract oxidation. Gilt sculpture is also suitable for public art because it get along well with all kinds of weather conditions: rain, sunlight, wind, fox, etc. We gilt a group of athletics sculptures 10 years ago and they look just like brand new now. Please view the pictures below.
The basic steps of gold gilding technique includes the following steps:

  • Prepare for gold leaf;
  • Apply base coating;
  • Attach gold leaf onto sculpture surface;
  • Make necessary refinement with brush;
  • Apply a layer of transparent protective coating onto the gold finish.

It requires practice to master the skill of gilding. Below is some of our past projects of gilding.

I look forward to your comments and feel free to let me know if you have any technical question.

 

 

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