Service Details

Historic restoration


Restoring historical homes is a specialized and meticulous process. Here's an outline of the scope of work for coding and painting in historical restoration projects:


1. *Historical Documentation:*

   - Conduct historical research to understand the home's original design, colors, and architectural features.


2. *Surface Assessment:*

   - Thoroughly inspect the existing surfaces, identifying any damage or areas in need of repair or restoration.


3. *Surface Preparation:*

   - Carefully clean, repair, and prepare surfaces, employing historical preservation techniques and materials.


4. *Coating Selection:*

   - Collaborate with historical experts and the client to select coatings that are historically accurate and will preserve the home's authenticity.


5. *Priming:*

   - Apply specialized primers that adhere to historical restoration standards and ensure compatibility with topcoats.


6. *Historical Colors and Techniques:*

   - Recreate historical color schemes and painting techniques using traditional methods.


7. *Application:*

   - Apply paint and coatings using brushes, rollers, or methods in line with the time period the home represents.


8. *Mimicking Original Materials:*

   - Replicate finishes like wood graining, marbling, or other decorative elements to match historical accuracy.


9. *Conservation and Restoration:*

   - Restore and conserve original architectural elements and decorative features, such as moldings, trim, and hardware.


10. *Quality Control:*

    - Maintain meticulous quality control throughout the project to ensure that the restoration meets historical preservation standards.


11. *Documentation:*

    - Keep detailed records of the work, including the specific products used, techniques applied, and historical references consulted.


12. *Compliance with Preservation Guidelines:*

    - Ensure that all work adheres to local historic preservation guidelines and codes.


13. *Final Inspection:*

    - Carefully inspect the completed restoration to confirm that the historical accuracy and quality standards are met.


Restoring historical homes requires a deep understanding of architectural history and preservation techniques, and it often involves collaboration with historical experts. The scope can vary widely depending on the home's unique characteristics and the extent of preservation needed.