Poliment / Bole

Poliment—also known as bole—is a clay-like substance that is used as a base for gilding. It is applied to a prepared surface, usually gesso or chalk ground. Gold or Silver leaf is then applied over this base. The poliment enhances the tone and lustre of the gold during the polishing/burnishing process. Poliment is a specially prepared and refined bole for priming surfaces for gilding. The best raw materials are combined in the right proportions and processed according to traditional methods.


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