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Gilded Picture Frame

Gilding Techniques

The basic techniques employed in gilding have changed little since the building of the pyramids in Egypt. Over time, methods have been developed to vary the colour, texture, lustre and durability of gilding and also to allow its application to different surfaces.

Oil gilding
Oil, sometimes known as architectural gilding is used for general decoration. Such finishes are normally applied to fibrous plaster mouldings,as commonly found in the interiors of historic buildings. This is a simpler, less fragile finish than water gilding. And although it cannot be burnished , it still creates a sense of luxury and brilliance on every substrate it touches.

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Gilded ceiling rose

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