Once the gilding is complete, you can give it particular colour effects or an aged appearance using mecca varnish and liquid bitumen. Ageing or patination techniques are recommended specifically for gilding or restoration done with real gold or real silver, but some of them can also be applied to gilding done with imitation metals.

Mecca paint

Ready-to-use varnish for giving a gold tone to silver leaf decorations.



Bitumen is a ready-to-use mixture suitable for patination and gilt surface ageing.


Kolner Permacoll Patina

Ready-to-use product used to create an aging effect of gilding with precious metal or imitation metal. It can be used with any technique or product only on interior gilding.