1 clean glass well with Gilders Soap and water, avoid soaps with Silicates. Also avoid Dawn as films can be left affecting your gild. Use a lye based soap. Spray Away works well, Do not use cleaners with Amonia oils that leave a greasy residue to gloss up window like Windex do not work when.
Gilders Soap Cleaning Reverse Gilded Glass
A short How To video on Gilders Soap to clean glass when Reverse Glass Gilding with Gold leaf. Learn more on Gilders Soap how to Clean Reverse Gilded Glass, mirrors and Art-Deco glass for gold leaf work. Advanced techniques are available through advanced workshops, and at Gilders and Letterhead Gatherings.
Water Gilding Basics Step by Step Part 2 listed below.