The most ordinary thing can turn into an indispensable piece of furniture thanks to gilding. Such processing will allow low-cost details to be transformed, as well as update antique furniture. For high-quality imitation of gold, a potal is used, with which you can perform gilding of various objects.The most ordinary thing can turn into an indispensable piece of furniture thanks to gilding. Such processing will allow low-cost details to be transformed, as well as update antique furniture. For high-quality imitation of gold, a potal is used, with which you can perform gilding of various objects.
Gilding is usually understood as the use of imitation of gold, which is applied to all kinds of coatings. If gold foil sheets are used, this material is called potal. It can have a silver, copper and bronze color, which allows you to create luxurious palace interiors. Modern wall painting will help to achieve your goal.
Luxurious classic interiors are created by gilding stucco and furniture. One of the possibilities is the use of gold leaf. At the same time, the material has a high cost, so it is not always used. Under budgetary constraints, it can be replaced by a cut. Thanks to gilding, the room acquires special luxury and solemnity, it becomes more refined and harmonious..
Using potali – profitable and beautiful!
Using potali opens up great opportunities for the implementation of their plans. The material is made in three colors: it can be bronze, gold or silver. With it, you can decorate decoration, furniture or premises. Potal is characterized by a long service life. To create a rich and luxurious interior you do not have to spend a lot of time and money. And gilding of stucco molding will allow transforming ceiling sockets, bas-reliefs, pilasters, half-columns, capitals and other.
In almost any interior gilding of stucco molding will look excellent. The presence of gold elements in the interior will give the room additional elegance. In addition, a gold coating protects the surface from corrosive processes and gives it additional hardness. However, often gilding methods are used precisely to achieve an aesthetic effect – creating a noble, beautiful appearance.
Gilding at home
If you want to perform gilding yourself, the simplest are chemical methods. For this, cyanide gold is used. To prepare it, you need a mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acid in proportions by volume 1: 3. These substances must be poured into porcelain dishes. The work must be done very carefully, take care of the respiratory system, skin and eyes. Acids should be mixed under an extractor hood or in the open. After that, they must be kept for about a day.
Now we are preparing the gold: take the product and cut it into pieces, immerse them in the prepared acid mixture (for every 10 ml of the mixture 1 g of gold goes), wait until everything is dissolved. Now drain the solution from the precipitate, collect a water bath and evaporate the solution, periodically stirring with a stick of glass. As a result, you should get a dark yellow substance. The maximum heating temperature of the solution is 80 ° C; if this threshold is exceeded, the gold turns into an insoluble precipitate. The resulting substance will become the basis for future gilding.
Now you need a porcelain container of 2-3 liters, as well as a mixture, which includes:
• 15 g of bleach gold;
• 65 g of K2CO3;
• 2 l of hot distilled water;
• 65 g of table salt.
Now add the hot gilding solution to the porcelain bowl and immerse the product to be painted in it. It remains to remove it, rinse and polish a little with a soft cloth.