Gilding or Gilt Cream is a mixture of bronze powders mixed into a paste wax with a little turpentine. They are available in different metallic colours. The surface should be sealed first - there are suggestions on the data sheet. Paste wax or beeswax is also suitable. The creams can be applied thickly or wiped on with a finger for a translucent metallic sheen.
- Bronze powders are very versatile:
- Push gently onto prepared water based gold size with a soft brush for a dense metallic finish
- Mix into solvent based varnish to make a metallic paint.
- Combine with wax to make gilt cream.
- All products based on bronze powders will tarnish and should be sealed. Use a top coat of wax, varnish or shellac as appropriate.
Liberon Gilt Cream
A solvent based cream for gilding effects
- Use to retouch damaged gilding or to gild new surfaces
- Easy to use
- All colours are intermixable
- Solvent based
Liberon Iron Paste
A black paste suited to interior metalwork
- Drying time: minimum 4 hours
- Ideal for use when renovating cast iron fire places and surrounds
- Suitable for use on wrought iron
- Reduces the possibility of rusting
- Does not flake off
- Bakes itself onto the surface
- Can be buffed to a high shine