Glass gilding at McGarvey’s Saloon in Annapolis, Maryland. The hand rendered gold leaf logo has remained in good condition for more than thirty years save a few scratches from rough times, after all this is in a bar! The gold leaf is applied in two layers by hand – double gold. The a pounce pattern is used to apply the backup paint. The excess gold is then removed with a soft eradicating brush. At last the thin green outline is applied with a fine lettering brush. Gold leaf on glass is a beautiful way to show off any storefront. With careful treatment glass gilding can last a lifetime.
If you’re ever visiting Annapolis you’ll have to stop by McGarvey’s Saloon for a beverage. It’s right by Ego Ally so you can step right out front and watch the boaters do their thing.