Projects: Paints & Finishes
surface-treatments: varnishes, shellac, limewashes, paints
Richmond, VA: 1991
Fine arts conservation applied to preserving spirit varnish returned depth, clarity and luster to the original 1812 doors.
Washington DC: 2006
Using fluorescence microscopy and targeted solvent gels for the selective removal of over-finishes allowed original intact nitrocellulose lacquers to be revealed from beneath a degraded modern varnish.
Washington DC: 2008
A masonry cleaning project takes a dramatic turn when the bricks are found to have originally been dipped in oil-bound casein in the 1880s. The repair then becomes an 87,500 sq. ft. paintings conservation.