The leaves are applied in continuous layers on tissue paper, creating rolls with a standard width of 15 cm (6 in.) and a standard length of 50 meters (164 feet). Imitation gold leaf rolls are ideal for application on large, flat surfaces using the oil gilding technique. Depending on gilding needs, the roll can be cut to length with scissors, taking particular care to ensure that they are cut at the joints between the leaves. A standard roll of 50 meters (164 feet) can be precut to any width desired, from a minimum of 10 millimeters (0.4 in.).

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Gold and silver imitation rolls, advantages and application techniques

In addition to the economic benefit of choosing a non-precious metal, the main advantage of imitation silver and gold rolls is the time saved in the gilding phase. The size of the roll and the ease of handling permit the gilding of large surfaces in a shorter time and with less leaf wastage, compared to the book format, for example.

The most suitable technique for applying imitation gold and silver leaf in rolls is the oil gilding technique, with the application of a water-based or alcohol-based adhesive, depending on the type of surface to be treated. A water-based size is recommended for materials like paper, wood and plaster, while alcohol adheres better to smooth and compact surfaces like metal, plastic and glass. Imitation gold and copper leaf will tarnish, so they are recommended for interior use only. For this reason, it is also important to apply a solvent-based acrylic or nitrocellulose topcoat varnish to protect the gilding. Our experts at Manetti would be pleased to provide further details on application techniques, and on product pricing in order to provide a quote.

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Imitation leaf rolls

Imitation leaf rolls

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RISK OF TARNISHING

VERY HIGH RISK

ALWAYS REQUIRING PROTECTION

YES

RECOMMENDED FOR EXTERIORS

NO

RISK OF TARNISHING

VERY HIGH RISK

ALWAYS REQUIRING PROTECTION

YES

RECOMMENDED FOR EXTERIORS

NO

RISK OF TARNISHING

VERY HIGH RISK

ALWAYS REQUIRING PROTECTION

YES

RECOMMENDED FOR EXTERIORS

NO

RISK OF TARNISHING

NO RISK

ALWAYS REQUIRING PROTECTION

YES

RECOMMENDED FOR EXTERIORS

YES

Imitation leaf rolls

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Imitation metal leaves are applied in continuous layers on tissue paper for easy application to large, flat surfaces.

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Imitation leaf rolls Colour 2
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