Glass gilding (gold leaf) on a shop window, at Jack Wills University Outfitters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Designs & Signs installs gold leaf throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Glass gilding is one of our many specialties.
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Quarterboards for Del Mar. First the teak boards are shaped and then the letters are carved by hand. After that each board is finely sanded and then four coats of varnish are applied. The the gold leaf and outline and applied over the base coats of varnish. Then more coats of varnish are applied over the […]
Teak quarterboards carved for Molly O, a beautiful Fleming Yacht outfitted by Burr Yacht Sales in Edgewater, Maryland. Each board is carved by hand. The letters are finished with 23 karat gold leaf. The outline is painted by hand. We apply multiple coats of varnish under and over the letters. With regular upkeep of the top coat, the gold leaf […]
Glass gilding by Designs & Signs. Gold leaf address numbers on a glass transom above a historical church entry. Designs & Signs practices traditional hand application of genuine gold leaf. We have installed many traditional gold leaf address numbers on public buildings, historical sites, and private residences in Annapolis and Washington, DC. Please take a minute to […]
Teak quarterboards carved by hand. We also use mahogany when requested. The letters are finished with gold leaf and a hand painted outline. We protect our custom quarterboards with multiple coats varnish. With regular upkeep of the varnish the gold leaf will last many years. If you are interested in purchasing quarterboards for you yacht, please […]
Faux antique signs installed at Whole Foods Market in Rockville, Maryland. First a high tack stencil is applied to the surface of these wood produce bins, then paint is applied carefully in multiple coats to the exposed wood surface with a small stipple brush. The stencil is then removed leaving behind a beautiful faux antique painted sign. […]