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Author: Subject: How to restore Gold Lettering on Grave Stone
pjavon

posted on 18/8/08 at 12:15 PM Reply With Quote
How to restore Gold Lettering on Grave Stone

Anyone now how to do this or where to find some paint to do the job. Can't find any good links on google.
The paint/gold lettering has gone a bit flaky and just needs cleaning up and re-doing but can't find any gold stone paint anywhere.
Any help is much appreciated
Thanks Paul





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tegwin

posted on 18/8/08 at 12:35 PM Reply With Quote
I would imagine that some kind of enamel would be the only choice...

Focus sell quite a few different types





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pbura

posted on 18/8/08 at 12:57 PM Reply With Quote
Try asking at an arts/crafts store about gold leaf. It would be more durable than paint, and not expensive.





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Fozzie

posted on 18/8/08 at 01:00 PM Reply With Quote
I think gold leaf is the medium usually used for stone work........

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Edit to Add...Damn! ....must type faster......Pete beat me to it!

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DarrenW

posted on 18/8/08 at 01:39 PM Reply With Quote
Grave stone manufacturers might sell the appropriate stuff or offer such a service.






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BenB

posted on 18/8/08 at 02:04 PM Reply With Quote
It's usually gold leaf and its fitted with a glue type material called size (though it might be spelt differently). It's relatively easy to do but you'll need to do it on a calm day- the gold leaf stuff is so thin it'll blow away when you're trying to brush it on with even a small breeze...
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splitrivet

posted on 18/8/08 at 03:00 PM Reply With Quote
You should get gold leaf from an art shop and fix it with polyurethane varnish.
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skippad

posted on 18/8/08 at 04:00 PM Reply With Quote
What BenB said.
You can get size (clear or tinted) at signwriting suppliers.
The size is put on with a sable brush and left till tacky then gold leaf pressed on.
Best leaf to use is transfer gold (wont blow away in wind)
But to be honest if your not artistic or a signwriter i'd leave it to an expert!

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pjavon

posted on 19/8/08 at 06:39 AM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the help everyone
Paul





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