Conservation assessment of historic architectural materials

Building Conservation services

Conditions assessments;

Materials characterization and testing;

Development of repair methods and materials;

Cleaning or paint removal testing.

Historic paint analysis via cross-section microscopy

Historic Paint Analysis

Paint chronology research;

Historic paint color matching;

Characterization of pigment and/or medium;

Historic paint reveals/ exposure “windows”

Construction and before-after photodocumentation

Preservation Photodocumentation

Before-and-after documentation;

Construction or conditions documentation;

Digital or film media.

Sample board replicating historic finish using traditional materials

Historic Finish Matching

Replication sample boards based on analytical findings;

Decorative painting/ traditional media and process.