Sculptural objects such as Weather Vanes also require gilding from time to time. The thin layer of genuine gold leaf ornaments and protects objects that have been suitably primed and undercoated. Glinting in the sunlight in a mannner that no other product can, gold leaf is the perfect finish to period items.

Often the directional designations and tail vane are also gold leaf gilded along with clock faces and hands, cast objects and sometimes altars and religious artefacts.