Traditional signwriter gilder Nick Garrett London – Oil Gilding secrets

Oil Gilding – secrets and problem solving insights

There are a few important tips you need to know in order to achieve great results in various conditions.

Gilding, Murals and Architectural works: I found this useful article below and edited it adding some extra detail, tips and trix.  Coming from a long family history of gilding going back 3 generations I am a task master of these skills – I love gilding and it’s great fun! Once you work with gold, life is simply gleaming 🙂

Doric pillar in Mansion House ... freshly gilded !!

Good gilding is all about being organised, relaxed and methodological – gold picks up on static and stress so my Tai Chi skills really pay off!  

ARTICLE: Gilding Secrets, Nick Garrett 

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Mansion house gilding

London sign-writer Nick Garrett

Posted on January 21, 2012  The Love of Gold!!

Working with John Pope… we are now up to our eyes in gold!… and absolutely loving it!!

The London project to gild 16 pillar pedestals is now half-way done and looking very sweet indeed.  As a gilder since 1981 this is one of my biggest commissions.

Working with John on the base pedestals of 16 grand pillars in the main banqueting hall.

Fuelled by hot tea and digestive biscuits it’s often great fun but always serious, dedicated work.

Nick Garrett

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