Liberon Gilt Cream – 30 ml
• Use to retouch damaged old antique gilding or to gild new surfaces
• Easy to use
• Colours are intermixable
• All colours available from Chantilly, Compeigne, Rambouillet, St Germain, Trianon and Versailles.
Liberon Gilt Cream is an easy to apply gilt finish for restoring old gilding work and for giving a gilt finish to new surfaces.
How to use Liberon Gilt Cream
1. For best results Seal porous surfaces, such as woods and plaster before use.
2. Ensure surface is clean, dry and free from dust.
3. Fill any gaps or pin holes using Liberon gilt filler sticks and buff off the excess.
3. Apply the Gilt cream to the surface with a cotton cloth or small brush for intricate areas.
4. Allow drying for a minimum of 4 hours and either leave matt or buff to a shine.
5. Applying several thin coats of Gilt Cream as oppose to one thick coat will give you the best finish and results.
Brushes can be cleaned using white spirit.
Important: Always test product on a spare surface or inconspicuous area for colour, compatibility and end result.
Gilt Creams may be reactivated or thinned with turpentine or good quality white spirit.
See our helpful step by step guide on how to Guild wood here.
Frequently asked questions
What is gilding wax used for?
Gilding waxes are used to repair and restore old damaged gilding on picture frames, mirror frames or furniture. It is also used on new pieces to provide an eye catching gold or silver or metallic finish.
Does gilding wax come off?
Gilding wax is very soft but when it is fully cured or dried, it creates a solid finish. If it does rub off you can simply re apply over the existing finish to touch up areas or revive them.
Can you wax over gilding wax?
You can use a good quality wax finish on top of a gilding paste but it is not always needed. If you would like to wax, ensure this is your final finish and you are happy with the results of what you have just gilded as this will be a seal coat. If you are going to wax with a seal coat, ensure the gilding wax is fully dried for at least a week, as if it is still soft, it can remove the gilding.
Is gilding Wax waterproof?
I would not recommend using this product outside as it is designed for interior use and rain will remove the finish. Also it is not recommended to use on interior areas where there is water i.e. on sinks etc.
How do you clean equipment after using gilding cream?
You can clean your brushes and equipment using white spirit.
My gilt cream has dried, what can I do?
Simply use turpentine or good quality white spirit and try to work this into your paste to soften it. Do not use too much, try to soften with a small amount at a time.
Heath and Safety
Flammable. Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking. Keep out of the reach of children. Do not empty into drains. Use only in well-ventilated areas. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting: seek medical advice and show this container or label. Contains a honey perfume. May cause an allergic reaction.