Category Archives: Decorative Painting

Recovering Fine Art After a Church Fire

A fire at Immaculate Conception Parish in Marlborough, MA caused extensive damage to the church interior. It started in the sacristy, the area where priests prepare for services, and while firefighters managed to contain it, the smoke nearly destroyed much … Continue reading


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Iconic Airplane Commercial Sign Restoration

This iconic commercial sign had faded significantly after several decades to the sun. Located at the entrance to the Burbank Empire Shopping Center, the project was to restore the bright, vital colors to this landmark. There is an impressive level of … Continue reading

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Matching Scagliola Cartouches to Natural Marble Stone Panels

Dundean Studios of Chatham, NJ did a remarkable job of painting cast scagliola pilaster cartouches to match adjacent natural marble panels and moldings in this Manhattan apartment building lobby. While the cartouches over the elevators are Scagliola, the other corbels … Continue reading

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Painter’s Secret for Achieving a High Shine Finish on Your Front Door

John Learnard of Color Alchemist, of Washington, DC was recently featured in the Washington Post article on how to achieve a high shine on the front door of one’s urban townhouse. It seems that the color and finish of these front … Continue reading

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