Palladium leaf

Giusto Manetti pure palladium leaf is a high-quality “Made in Italy” product available in various sizes and thicknesses to respond to all application needs. Used in interior design, for furniture decoration, eglomise and gold reverre, Manetti palladium leaf is available in the classic loose leaf format, the transfer leaf format (suitable for application on flat surfaces with the oil gilding technique), and in the French cut format (the palladium leaf, cut to the same size is primarily used by French gilders).

Palladium leaf is also available in rolls. In this case, the leaves are placed one after the other on tissue paper, forming a continuous layer, overlapping at the joints. The roll is the most practical solution gilding large, flat surfaces, both indoors and outdoors. Loose, transfer and French cut palladium leaf sheets are available in 25-page booklets. Palladium leaves are always applied using the oil gilding technique.

Palladium leaf books

Available in a range of formats and thicknesses, palladium leaf, either loose or transfer, is applied using the oil gilding technique. Each book contains 25 leaves.

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Palladium leaf rolls

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

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Palladium french cut leaf

Preferred by the most expert gilders, the french cut palladium leaf is especially popular with French gilders. Each book contains 25 leaves.

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Characteristics and uses of palladium metal

Like gold, palladium is a precious metal that occurs in nature. It is silvery-white in color, like platinum, with dark purple hues, and undergoes several processing phases before being transformed into palladium leaf. Palladium is ideal for application on smooth, rounded/curved and carved surfaces, both on exterior and interior modern architectural elements. The primary technique used for palladium leaf gilding is the oil sizing method, consisting of preparing an adhesive substrate with a water-based size, oil-based varnish or alcohol-based solvent. Depending on the intended use, our experts can help you choose the most suitable type of palladium leaf and the most appropriate application techniques. At the customer’s request, we can recommend the top-rated international gilding professionals. We are at your disposal to provide pricing information from our catalog and prepare a quote.