To regild letters or engravings carved into a gravestone, make sure that your support is completely clean, dry and greaseless.
Use Wax and Dirt Remover Louis XIII for cleaning and, if necessary, eliminate grease with Stripper Saphir afterwards.
Valmour suggests the following 2 solutions for gilding :
- Tolémail Gilding Paint which is available in 3 gold shades , and gives a better resistance in time thanks to a high resin content.
- Gilding Varnish LOUIS XIII has great covering power due to high fluidity, and gives a beautiful shine without any trace of brushstroke. Thanks to its low resin content the result is similar to gold leaf and and gives a better shine.
For easy application use a Thin Round Paint Brush.
To increase the protection of your gilding after drying, apply Cristal Varnish LOUIS XIII afterwards.
To repaint the engraved letters in other colours, use Super Shiny Lacquer FLAMBO or Triple Mat FLAMBO for a matt appearance.
Protect your hands with our Black Nitril Rubber Gloves below!