Glass Gilding from 30 years ago… It really does last forever! The process is tedious. A reasonably sized logo like this takes a full day on site to finish. There is a lot of drying time involved between each layer of paint and gold leaf. Rushing the process is not possible. We do use a heat gun to speed up the drying process sometimes. The drying time can be slow on a cold wet day and the heat gun does help a bit in that situation.
Eye Catching Glass Gilding!
Glass gilding at Cafe Normandie, in the historic district of Annapolis, Maryland. Designs & Signs specializes in glass gilding and offers a wide variety of gold leaf signs and services. We have forty years of professional glass gilding experience. This installation has been looking good for thirty years! Fist the double gold is applied to the glass. Then a pounce pattern is used and the lettering is backed up with black paint by hand. The excess gold is eradicated and voila! Perfect every time.
If you want gold leaf but you need to save some money, we also offer gold leaf film which looks great too and costs less. We used gold leaf film at Colony Club in Washington, DC. Follow that link and take a look!