Landmarks, Historical Finishes, and Restoration
Brooklyn, Manhattan, New York / Middletown NJ
When you consider that, not that long ago, when a painter came to work, and before cans of paint were available, a painter made, or prepared the paint used on the job, usually onsite. You can begin to appreciate your paint supply chain, of factory to store, and all the work and effort it saves the typical painter. But something got lost in all that perfection and predictability that is missing in modern manufactured paints. We have taken the time to explore and research some finer and relevant historical mixtures, recipes for use within a modern or historical homes. Examples range from clay paint, to lime wash, milk paints to hand ground oil and pigments. Now as the demand for no and low VOC paints and so called “Natural Paints” have increased, many exciting “new” products are offered. We are “Old House” experts with over 20 years experience in general older home and building knowledge, as well we have been maintaining beautifying and restoring our own 200 plus year old home! We would be happy to discuss how some of these unique finishes might apply to your home or building.