da Vinci Brushes

da Vinci Series 500 Gilder Tip Russian Blue Squirrel Hair Single Thickness Paintbrush, Size 50mm (500-50)

"Gilder’s Tip”, “Mop”, and “Gilder’s Duster” are essential tools in oil gilding. 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 action will oil the brush lightly and create static for good hold of the metal leaf to the brush. The gold is then attached by dusting it to the properly prepared base with the soft squirrel or goat hair mop. Made in Germany.