Gold Leaf Gilding is a technique which goes back centuries, so is not only traditional but historic & yet still as popular today. The reason gold leaf gilding is still so popular, is simply because there is no replacement for using pure real 23ct gold on signs.
Gold leaf gilding uses very finely pressed pure gold into wafer thin sheets, which are then applied to the surface of the sign. The process for doing this is technical & skilled, so takes a professional craftsman to produce the work.
Once the Gold leaf is applied it works like any other form of gold & will shimmer in sunlight, brighter than any form of paint on vinyl would, & thats why its still used, not just to look wealthy & classy, but gold works in a way no other medium does when reflecting the light. Historically leaf gilding can be found in many places, shop fronts, public houses, churches, office & museum entrances, obviously stately homes & palaces, on plaques, & heraldry, just top name a few.
Gold leaf gilding gives that finesse & luxurious look to your business. Gold leaf tends to show itself best when set to a dark background such as royal blue, burgundy, or black. Real gold gives a great contrast to these colours, but what is also so good about gold, is that due to it being a metal element it doesn’t fade or tarnish, so can be more cost effective in the long run, than a painted or vinyl sign. Some well known companies still use actual gold for their branding, such as Paul Smith, Fred Perry, Fullers Pubs, Burberry, Harrods, Ralph Lauren & so on. Its not just to show a classy product but also because gold & other colour gilding is such a great medium for catching the eye. Due to it being a pure gold, its not one of the cheapest forms of signs, but it is one of the best for a stylist, professional & sleek look when done right.
We have manufactured and installed gold leaf gilded, 3d raised letters in most counties in the northeast of Ireland including: Co. Louth, Co. Meath, Co. Monaghan and Co. Cavan and towns including Carlingford, Castleblaney, Carrickmacross, Dundalk, Blackrock, Louth Village, Castlebellingham, Dunleer, Clogherhead, Collon, Ardee, Kingscourt, Slane, Navan, Kells, Dunshaughlin, Ashbourne, Balbriggan, Skerries, Swords, Drogheda.