Nazionale 22k Gold Leaf Booklet, Loose. The gold leafs are placed in paper booklets, loosely inlaid in 25 compartments, one for each leaf. To cut the leaf pick it up with the gilder’s tip and place it onto the gilder’s cushion or drop it directly from the booklet onto the gilder’s cushion and use gilder’s knife.
Perfect for gilding furniture, walls, ceiling and decorative objects. Applicable on all kinds of materials such as wood, metal, gibb-board, stone, glass, ceramic, concrete, paper, plastic, fabric etc.
– 22k Genuine Gold Leaf.
– Each booklet contains 25 leafs.
– Preferred by most gilders.
– Professional grade by Nazionale (Italy).
– For indoor use only.
– Always avoid touching gold leafs with your fingers.
– Apply the leafs in a non-draught environment.
– Avoid breathing over the leaf as this will cause the leaf to wrinkle or fly away.
– Always keep the leafs in a dry place, between 10c and 30c.
Leaf size: Standard European size of 80×80 mm
Composition: Gold and silver.
Coverage: x157 leafs per sqm. Exclude waste and overlap.
Genuine gold leaf is different from imitation gold leaf. The genuine is much more expensive, because they are made from real gold, whereas the imitation gold leafs sometimes called “gold leaf” —which is misleading— are made from copper, zinc and other alloy.
You can easily test any gold leafs by brushing it with some vinegar before you apply a sealer to it. If it does not change colour then its genuine but if it oxidize and change colour after a day or two then its imitation and not genuine gold.
In addition to the gold leaf packaging, we also use thick cardboard to protect your order and to ensure your order arrive in good condition.
We process all orders made by 3pm same day. Orders that are made after 3pm will be processed the following business day.