Gold Leaf or Gold Paint for Boat Lettering?

Gold leaf is an age-old process, involving the thinnest sheets of gold that are pressed against something we call ‘size’. It will not oxidize, and is not affected by UV rays.

Gold Leaf Boat Lettering

Gold Leaf Boat Lettering


Gold’s Protective Qualities
This is why you’ll see it on domes of buildings, on statues, and on signs that are a hundred or more years old. Any clear coating will dull the natural glow of it, and the clear coating itself.will fail eventually due to UV rays and weather.

Real Gold Leaf For Boat Lettering
Using real gold leaf on a boat is an expensive and arduous process, although it is still done now and then. In the past few years there have been great new developments in the realm of gold leaf vinyl. You will hardly be able to tell the difference between the real thing and the vinyl, plus some of these products offer as much as a fifteen year warranty. The vinyl is still expensive, as compared to regular high performance vinyl, but the upgrade is definitely worth it. Paired up with a black outline (or dark blue or some other deep rich color), your gold leaf vinyl lettering literally jumps out of the background.

Gold Paint Boat Lettering

Gold Paint Boat Lettering

Gold Vinyl & Gold Paint Boat Lettering
Whether you choose to use gold vinyl or true gold leaf, be sure to have it professionally installed. With the gold leaf, timing is everything, and if it is not adhered at just the right moment to the gold size, eventually the gold will come off. If you choose to use gold vinyl, be sure it is the best quality. Beware of cheap imitations. It is costly and there is a reason for that: it will last for many years if you have high performance vinyl installed. The untrained eye cannot tell the difference, but as the years go by the lesser grade vinyls will fail. Find a sign person that has been in the business for many years, as they will know about old school ways as well as the latest materials. Even if you don’t buy from us, feel free to contact us and we’ll give our best advice on whatever your boat lettering needs are.

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