Category Archives: Paint

Our Polychrome Past

How paint analysis can alter our understanding of a building’s history a new series looks at how the evolution of paint analysis including fluorescence microscopy and protein staining can help us understand far more than what color our historic buildings were painted – while shinning light on … Continue reading

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The past wasn’t so long ago: how a WWI-era concrete building surprised us with its connection to the past

We were recently asked by a developer to look at a large open air shed they are turning into retail space below and offices above. Since the project sought to use historic tax credit funding, they had many preservation entities … Continue reading

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How soon can fresh plaster be painted?

I’m often asked how soon can lime plaster be painted. Well, it depends on what kind of paint is used. In the past when the plaster was on newly laid masonry it could take up to a year before it … Continue reading

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