I started my cornice apprenticeship in 1984 with E G MILLAR PLASTERING LTD.
It was Mr Millar who first started to clean cornice’s with steam in early 1983, the very first cornice to be cleaned was in Highgate North London, which had great results, so Mr Millar went about promoting cornice cleaning and restoring cornice’s in and around London. read more….
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In May of last year, I was appointed to undertake the cleaning and restoring of the cornice’s at 42 leinster gardens.
The main contractor had already approached one cornice firm to come in to the property to do a test on the cornice using paint stripper, although they had removed all the paint and the distemper, the chemical paint stripper had caused irreversible damage to the cornice, leaving the surface pitted. read more…
Canonbury. Northchurch Road. Built in 1846. At this property in Northchurch road, there was only one remaining original ceiling rose in the house. We were asked to restore this ceiling rose. First we removed all of the detail mouldings from the ceiling so we could work on them back in the work shop. Once we had removed the paint there was a lot damage to the stem of the
Once we have finished cleaning the paint from the cornice and carried out any repairs that we may have uncovered, the cornice is ready for repainting. Instead of using paint brushes to apply the paint onto the cornice we offer a spary painting solution. This is a very refined finish and prevents the build up of paint on the detailing of the corniceing. It looks fantastic and finishes off