Metal Leaf

Metal leaf is sold by the book or by the box. A book of metal leaf contains 25 leaves; a box is made up of 20 books. A full box contains 500 leaves.

Leaf has the following standard sizes:

  • Real metal leaf: 3¾" x 3¾" (See 'Varieties of Metal Leaf' for descriptions)
  • Imitation or Composition metal leaf: 5½" x 5½"
Real gold leaf
Composition gold leaf
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The following table details the area that metal leaf will generally cover:

Metal Leaf - 5½" square
1 book (25 leaves) 4.3 square feet
1 box (20 books of 25 leaves) 86 square feet
Pure Metal Leaf - 3¾" square
1 book (25 leaves) 1.85 square feet
1 box (20 books of 25 leaves) 39 square feet
2 oz 6.25 square feet
8 oz 25 square feet
16 oz 50 square feet
32 oz 100 square feet
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