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Buy Gilding Tips to apply loose Gold Leaf for sale here. Gilding Tips are made of Natural and Mixed hair. To pick up Gold Leaf with a Gilding Tip, simply rub 1 drip of Gilders Lard oil between two fingers and your thumb, then stoke-coat a light film of oil onto both sides of the Gilders tip to prime the tip, this is good for the next 3-6 sheets of loose gold leaf you transfer. Do Not Rub Gilding Tips through your Hair, this creates Static Electricity and Wrinkles, Ruins and wastes gold leaf. If Static Electricity build up in you're gilding tip, simply dip you're finger into water a wipe across the hair only near the paper hilt of the brush. lettering you're body remove the charge. Gilders long ago in order to keep gilding knowledge secret came up with false terms to miss inform others such the term "Charging a Tip" when most people think of the results of a balloon rubbed against hair. This thinking is incorrect, until resent times petroleum oils were use for hair products, so when someone saw a gilder using a tip and brushing the tip against the product in their hair, thus priming the brush to pick up gold leaf. Those who didn't use hair product, a small amount of petroleum jelly could be wiped along the back side of the wrist in order to prime the Gilders Tip.
Which one should i buy. As far as manufacturers it's typically been local or convenient hair supplies to their region and designed after the popular Artists tools. For Gilders there is a difference. Coarse Hair is used for Heavy or thick Gold Leaf. Fine thin hair can reduce wrinkle when water gilding to make reverse glass or mirror gilds. Other sizes relate to how big you gold leaf is. Gilders Tips are used for Gold, Silver and Palladium Leaf known as Precious Metals not used for Heavy Metals like Aluminum, Imitation Brass or Copper Leaf.