The Da Vinci Gilder’s Tip is an essential tool for oil gilding using gold, metallic, and silver leaf. Prior to lifting the gold leaf off the gilder’s cushion with the tip, gilders will move the brush over their hair or the palm of the hand. This oils the brush lightly and creates static, which ensures a good hold of the metal leaf to the brush.
Series 500 — Single Gilder’s Tip contains pure blue squirrel hair of a single thickness in a green holder.
Series 502 — Double Gilder’s Tip contains pure blue squirrel hair of a double thickness in a red holder.
Note — Brush sizes are not standardized. The length and width of a brush of a given shape and size varies considerably by manufacturer. Since fine art brushes are handmade, expect some variation even among brushes from a given manufacturer.
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