Genuine Gold Leaf

The genuine gold leaf is for both indoor and outdoor gilding. Genuine gold leaf is available from 6k white gold (gold and palladium mixed together) up to 24k Extra Thick Gold Leaf, green gold leaf has the addition of silver, and red gold leaf is a about 20% copper added to the gold. However, for outdoor gilding, you must use 23k and above to avoid oxidisation.

Edible Gold Leaf

Edible gold leafs are not the same gold leafs that used to decorate walls, furniture and valuable objects. Edible gold is not only made from genuine gold but also manufactured specifically for the food industry with strict safety standards; this means all the equipment are rubricated with vegetarian oil and not with toxic industrial oil.

Our edible gold leaf contain no chemicals, no vegetal extracts, no anti-oxidants, no bio additives, no preservatives, and no chelating agents.

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Gilding Size

The Instacoll Gilding Size gloss (the mat is for indoor only) is for porous and non-porous surfaces, interior & exterior when gilding with genuine gold leaf. For gilding with imitation gold, silver, copper use Permacoll Gilding Size but for interior only. For general gilding with imitation gold, copper and silver on wood use Nazionale Mission gilding size. For special gilding projects, read Choosing The Right Gilding Adhesive.

Gilding Workshops

Learn how to gild anything on wood, metal, stone & fabric:

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Gold Leaf, Copper Leaf, Silver Leaf

Imitation gold leafs, metal leafs or composition leafs are to be used indoor only. We stock Noris Imitation leaf (German), Nazionale (Italian), Taiwanese and Chinese. Available in booklets of 25 leafs or packs of pack 25, 100, 500, 1000. All can be used on all surfaces with any gilding size. Recommended gilding adhesive for imitation gold, copper, and silver: Permacoll Gilding Size and Mission or Aqua Size.


Edible gold inspiration using
24k gold flakes and gold Leaf

Add a luxury style to your dinning moment using

24k gold flakes and edible gold leaf.

Turn your usual celebration into a royal event by adding some gold flakes to your food and beverage.

The reward is nothing but a golden memory for years to come.

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Gilders Tools

At Gold Leaf NZ We stock high quality gilding tools mainly made in Germany by Noris: Gilders Cushion, Gilder’s Tip, Gilder’s Pad, Agate Stone Burnisher, Gilder’s Knife, Instacoll Tool for Imitation leaf and Gilder’s brushes, and more..

Gilding articles

Visit our blog for articles on gilding and the right products to choose for a particular gilding project.

Water Gilding Course For Beginners at Gold Leaf NZ

A water gilding workshop that will teach you how to gild to a high standard in just five hours workshop. Learn the water gilding technique that was used by the

Gilding with genuine gold leaf

The term gilding covers a number of decorative techniques for applying fine gold leaf or powder to solid surfaces such as wood, stone, or metal to give a thin coating

Instacoll System Base and Activator

Instacoll is a size for the attainment of a high gloss (and matt too) weather-resistant exterior and interior gilding. It can be used on nearly all substrates that have been

How do you apply edible gold leaf to a cake?

Simply slide the gold leaf onto the cake. You can also use the Edible Leaf Application Brush to place the gold / silver leaf precisely where you want. Always avoid touching gold