Gilding Kit

  • Begin with a dry, varnished painting.

  • Use the thin tip of the glue applicator to “draw” desired lines, shapes, or designs on the painted canvas.

  • Press the foil (shiny side up) on top of the wet glue. Be sure to apply foil within 3 minutes of glue application.

  • Keep in mind that foil will only adhere to wet If you’re adding guilding to a large canvas, work in sections.

  • Allow to dry for 6-12 hours.

  • Once adhesive has dried, gently peel away excess foil. Foil will remain anywhere glue was applied.

  • Pro Tip Pre-cut strips of foil to save time and foil.

  • Pro Tip: Varnish can damage foil; do not apply varnish on top of foil.