House Number Gilding – 1729
House number gilding is a beautiful and elegant way to add a touch of sophistication to your home. For centuries, artists have used this ancient technique to create stunning works of art, and it is now experiencing a resurgence in popularity, particularly in the realm of residential transoms.
House Number Gilding

The Gilding Process Explained

The process of applying gold leaf to glass is a delicate and intricate one that requires skill and patience. The first step is to clean the glass thoroughly to ensure that the gold leaf adheres properly. Next, we ase a special adhesive, known as water size. We wet the glass and immediately place the gold leaf onto the surface with a gilders tip brush. We do not apply any pressure to the leaf during this process. Last of all, we remove the excess gold. Then, we seal the design with backup paint to protect it from wear and tear.


In Washington, DC, the application of gold leaf on glass creates stunning residential transoms. Gold adds a touch of glamour and sophistication to any home. Gold leaf numbers can be applied to transoms to display house numbers. This unique touch not only enhances the curb appeal of your home. It also serves as a conversation starter and a testament to your appreciation for fine craftsmanship.

History of House Numbers Gilding

The use of gold leaf on glass has a rich history that dates back to ancient civilizations. The Egyptians were among the first to use gold leaf in their art, and the Greeks and Romans later adopted the technique . Over the centuries, craftsman have used gold to adorn everything from religious icons and manuscripts to architectural elements and fine art. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the use of gold leaf on glass became particularly popular in church decorations.


In conclusion, if you’re looking to improve the appeal of your home, consider adding house number gilding to your transom. This timeless technique can transform ordinary house numbers into stunning works of art that are sure to impress
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