Chalks for gilding – discover the secrets of chalk ground
Chalks and animal based glue have always been used by gilders worldwide to make chalk grounds for poliment gilding. Part of the gilder´s work involves testing chalk mixtures to find exactly the right chalk ground for his gilding technique. Chalks and limes show their highly diverse characteristics on the finished chalk ground. Just as in baking, the result depends on the right proportions and ingredients.