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|Cardiff Castle Clock Tower: Architectural paint research and recreation of William Burges’ polychromy and design by Elizabeth Hirst, Karen Morrissey and Alison Aynesworth|
Under the direction of The Surveyor of the Fabric, John Edwards, the restoration of the clock tower was a major project, resulting in a spectacular return to glory for this highly decorative and brightly polychromed symbol of the Cardiff skyline.
Categories: Paints, Case Studies, Paint Analysis, Restoration, History
|Choosing paint for an authentic period interior by Patrick Baty|
“I admit to feeling great discomfort whenever I see references to historical or traditional colours and paints. Having reintroduced the concept in the early 1980s it was not long before I saw that big business was inevitably taking advantage of this new ‘market opportunity’. One of the first casualties was the meaning of the words – historical and traditional.” Says Patrick Baty – Read more in this fascinating article.
Categories: Paint Analysis, Paints, Interiors, History, Country Life Articles, Sustainability
|Choosing suitable paint for Period properties by Patrick Baty|
Paint is the Cinderella of the decorator’s world: ignored for being messy or tediously complicated by many, yet the darling of the coffee table when it comes to one-upmanship.
Categories: Country Life Articles, Listed Buildings, Paints, Property, Paint Analysis
|Colour Investigation & Pigment Analysis by Richard Ireland|
The need to describe and market colours to artists, decorators and the public, has resulted in a bewildering array of notional descriptions, marketing aspiration and whimsy
Categories: Paints, Paint Analysis
|Conserving Sir James Thornhill’s Baroque Masterpiece by James Mott|
Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and painted by Sir James Thornhill, the Painted Hall at the Old Naval College Greenwich is one of Britain’s iconic interiors. James Mott looks at the ongoing conservation work to Thornhill’s masterpiece of interior decoration
Categories: Paint Analysis, Maintenance, Paints, Building Conservation, History, Restoration, Interiors
|Getting the Measure of Colour by Patrick Baty |
The purpose of this article is to show how recent technical advances can eliminate much of the frustration and expense that paint colour so often seems to lead to.
Categories: Interiors, Paints, Paint Analysis
|Linseed Oil Paint by Histocolour|
Linseed oil has been a core component in the making of paint for centuries. In times past, linseed oil was used as a carrier in what we know as ‘oil paints’ along with quantities of natural pigment, white lead and turpentine. These paints were excellent for protecting timber from the elements and lasted for decades.
Categories: Woodwork, Restoration, Interiors, Building Conservation, Plasterwork, Case Studies, Paints, Ironwork, Maintenance, Paint Analysis, Steel Windows, Country Life Articles, Sustainability
|Restoring the John Fowler Schemes by Amanda White of Hirst Conservation|
Hirst Conservation initially became involved in the proposed restoration works to Christ Church College Library in 2008, when the rationale for restoration and conservation of the John Fowler decorative schemes within the library - in the Upper Library, Entrance Hall and Staircase - were first considered.
Categories: Paints, Property, Building Conservation, Case Studies, Paint Analysis, Restoration, Listed Buildings, Interiors, History, Plasterwork, Maintenance
|The history of paint and the birth of DIY by Patrick Baty|
Patrick Baty of Papers and Paints explains the history of how paint developed from mediaeval times
Categories: Paints, Paint Analysis, Listed Buildings, Building Conservation, Lime, Limewash, Country Life Articles, History, Plasterwork
|Wrought Iron - Techniques of Restoration by Chris Topp|
There are two types of wrought iron. The irons of antiquity, now known collectively as "charcoal iron", and a mass-produced iron, produced in the 19th century and early 20th century, known as "puddled iron". Although pre-18th century wrought ironwork is, of course composed of charcoal iron, it is normal to make repairs and replacements in Puddled iron, owing to its similar properties. On no account should mild steel be used on external work without zinc coating by galvanising or hot metal spraying. As neither of these treatments is permissible nor effective with ancient work, the use of mild steel is effectively ruled out.
Categories: Sustainability, Restoration, Ironwork, Metals, Paint Analysis
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