Gold leaf transom numbers 1110 (glass gilding) in Washington, DC. Designs & Signs installs many genuine gold leaf address numbers in Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas. First, we can use a stencil to paint the outline onto the interior surface of the glass; it’s a newer technique for gilding. Next, 23 karat gold leaf sheets are laid by hand, and then the gold is backed up with protective black backing paint. Unfortunately, some of the excess gold will remain on the glass outside of the outline. How do we fix this? There is, of course, a simple solution. Gold removal is possible with a stiff bristle brush, known as an eradication brush. Always proceed with caution! Allow the brush to do the work with minimal force. If you press too hard with the brush, it is certainly possible that a small piece of the outline or backup paint could release from the glass.
Gold leaf numbers everywhere!
You may have seen delightful, gold-leaf transom address numbers painted right on the windows of your neighbors or local businesses. Design & Sign would love to provide you with our transom window services to make your home or business’s numerical address more stylish, distinctive, and welcoming. The process itself is lengthy and takes time to perfect. We always prefer to take our time and get our signs done right.
Gilding on glass
We always exercise extreme patience when we are gilding on glass. Drying time between each layer is critical. We do try to speed things along with a heat gun. On cold, wet days, drying times increase. If we work too fast, mistakes are always possible, especially if the gold leaf or paint has not dried completely before the next step begins.
Learn more about our Transom Window House Numbers. Detailed information and photos of the process from start to finish!