The practice provides a full range of analytical skills and techniques for the study of paint and decorative finishes within historic buildings.

Full reports are prepared to provide a detailed insight into the historical development of interior and exterior schemes for documentation and conservation work, or for informing accurate restoration. Assistance can also be given in the design and implementation of programmes of conservation and decoration.

Our Services Include:

  • Assistance in developing a cost-effective paint research brief
  • On site sampling and recording
  • Paint and media analysis using dark-field reflected and ultraviolet microscopy, micro-chemical testing, scanning electron (edx) microscopy, polarising light microscopy, gas chromatography– mass spectometry and fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy techniques
  • Colour matching service undertaken on site to identify and reproduce historic colours for use in restoration programmes
  • Site investigations for uncovering and recording historic painted decoration
  • Documentary research
  • Historic interiors consultancy
  • Listed building consent advice