Thanks to our artists’ knowledge of ancient techniques, our team is capable of restoring and producing gilded works in all type of media and levels of ornamentation. In our atelier we work both with water- and oil-based gilding techniques.
Water-base gilding is the result of applying several layers of skin glue primer, which are then meticulously sanded before being covered with yellow and red clay mixture known as “bole”. Then the surface is soaked, the gold leaf is applied, and it is polished with an agate stone.
Our artisans also have mastered the art of oil-based gilding technique. The surface is carefully prepared before being painted. After this, the surface is varnished, covered with an oil mixture, the “size”, before finally applying gold leaf.