Professional Gilding Materials


Red bole

Yellow bole

Black bole

White bole


Red acrylic bole

Yellow acrylic bole

Black acrylic bole

Bitumen wax

Mikstion on varnish 3h

Mikstion on varnish 12h

Mikstion on spirit

Waterbased mikstion

Mecca varnish colourless

Mecca gold varnish

Varnish alcohol based

Lustrina varnish

Liquid bitumen

Water based liquid bitumen

Solvent for shellac

Liquid shellac

Dewaxed liquid shellac

Bleached shellac

Yellow shellac type "lemon"

Light ruby shellac

Dark ruby shellac


Professional Gilding Materials

The gilding process sees covering a surface with a metal layer imitating gold. The aim of gilding is to provide the decorated objects with the noble appearance, splendour, and values of gold at a considerably lower price. Gilding materials include gold, silver, bronze, tin, zinc, aluminium, or metal alloys (so-called schlagmetal), applied with various techniques as leaf, power, paste, or paint. There are two basic ways of gold leaf gilding: pulment gilding and mixtion gilding. Pulment, or bolus, is an adhesive, which is polished and used to apply leaf layers by moistening the base with a layer of alcohol. Gilding on mixtion, which is a specially prepared oily varnish, sees adhesion of gold leafs in a way that their edges barely overlap and subsequent polishing of the gilded surface with specially framed precious stones.