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Available in various thicknesses, Manetti genuine gold leaf is available in the classic loose leaf format (suitable for decorating both carved surfaces with the water gilding technique and smooth surfaces with the oil gilding method); in transfer leaf format (suitable for the decoration of flat surfaces and external gilding, only with the oil gilding technique), in the French cut (used primarily by French gilders, with the leaf right to the edge of the book) and in rolls (genuine gold leaves are laid on a roll of tissue paper, thus forming a continuous layer of pre-overlapping leaves. Rolls are used for the gilding of large flat surfaces or outdoor decorations).

Gold leaf books

Available in various formats and thicknesses the genuine gold leaf books are ideal for restoration, for oil gilding and water gilding on elaborated surfaces and for transfer leaf application on flat surfaces both indoors and outdoors. Each book contains 25 leaves.


Gold leaf rolls

Ideal for rapid and accurate gilding of large, flat surfaces, gold leaf rolls are easy to cut into the size needed for each application.


Gold powder and shells

To apply with a brush, powders and shells are the best formats for any retouching and for carved or highly irregular surfaces.


French cut leaf

Preferred by the most expert gilders, the French cut leaf is especially popular on the French market. Each book contains 25 leaves.


Gold leaf film for hot stamping

Used above all for hot stamping onto leather, gold leaf rolls are supplied on a polyester and beeswax support.


Extra thick gold leaf

Resistant to very high temperatures, extra thick genuine gold leaf is used for artistic decorations on glass. Each book contains 25 leaves.