Silver powder, in a pot, and shell silver, in its own container, are two ideal products for retouching and decorating elaborate and delicate surfaces. For silvering, the powder must always be mixed with a special binding agent to create a compound that is then applied manually, using a brush with an appropriate tip shape designed to achieve the desired effect.
Shell silver, instead, is a compound of pure silver and gum arabic and is ready-to-use. To apply the silver gilding, dip the tip of the brush in water and rub it on the cake of shell silver to pick up the desired amount. Silver leaf powder is used by professional restorers, while shell powder is a product widely used in the hobby sector.
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To apply with a brush, powders and shells are the best formats for any retouching and for carved or very irregular surfaces.