Walls and ceilings of gold, silver or platinum
The company says the popularity of metallic finishes are evidenced by the increasing numbers of paint companies adding metallic paint to their range.
The metal leaf effect is achieved by applying a pure metal coating which is made up of metal beaten as thin as tissue and applied leaf-by-leaf over areas such as feature walls, ceilings, entrances, domes, coffers, doors and cornices. Art Gilding says it is ideal when creating a minimalist interior design in modern apartments, and that it cannot be achieved with paint at all.
While the notion of gold metal leaf covering walls may sound expensive, by using impersonators such as Dutch Metal Leaf (Faux Gold) and Aluminium Leaf to create Faux Silver and Faux Platinum finishes, designers and architects can achieve the desired look, impress their clients and still fall within budget.
When it comes to covering walls and ceilings, the thin sheets of metal are laid leaf by leaf over flat areas in a process called ‘area gilding’ and prices are calculated by the square meter.
The Art Gilding team has over 5000 square meters of Metal leaf finishes to its credit.