For the collective imagination and vision of the artist to be achieved through gilding, which is an art just like any other, the right tools must be used. Final product of any gilding work is what every artist looks for, it encourages one when his final product is not only smart and beautiful but also of good quality, to achieve this the artist must make sure that he uses the right tools and of good quality since, the variety of devices has a significant role in the final product to be produced.
It doesn’t matter much whether one is a professional gilder or even if he is doing for fun or personal interest there are quality and variety of tools one must use in order to achieve a perfect final product. Plating , applying a coat of gold and the use of metallic dust are just a few types of modern-day gilding, however it is good to appreciate the fact that gilding has been there for very many years, in fact, what has been done is drastic changes to ensure that gilding work remains beautiful and quality work.
Painting of a surface so as to see as the actual purpose is the primary objective in faux finish art, this may be a bit different from the real meaning of the tern faux which means false. Just like gilding faux finish has been around for many many years since the times of renaissance in Europe to the current date, the only difference is that it had advanced and made better by the day such that today it may be hard for one to differentiate between a faux finish and a real finish. Due to the enormous weight and high cost of marble many people find it easy to use faux finish since it’s not only comfortable but also cheap, this makes statue to be a good victim of this art of faux finish.
Wood can be used as a surface to do faux finish of many items. Also, any paintable surface can also be used to copy either gold, silver, bronze or even copper.
Decorative painting is a form or art just like faux finish just that this time it is independent and its main aim is for beatification. decorative painting aims at appreciation of decorative picture which makes it different from another ordinary paten of painting. decorative painting mostly aims at passing a certain kind of information it is therefore wise to take a sharp look an every detail of the picture from the colors used, to the surface and material therein. In most cases many homeowners prefer making their own decorative painting using locally available materials like plywood and parks them in a frame.