Charles Dickens Museum Cornice Restoration Project The curator of the charles dickens museum contacted us to undertake the stripping and restoring of the hallway cornice. Below is a testimonial from the curator. Dr Florian Schweizer Curator “Following a thorough tender and selection process, Jason Jewell was appointed to clean and restore the cornice in the entrance area and hallway of the Charles Dickens Museum in Bloomsbury , a Grade 1-listed
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….
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…
We use STEAM ONLY and never use any chemicals. We have been doing so since 1985.
Over the years we have seen time and time again the damage that chemical cleaning can do to fragile cornices that are hundreds of years old, these have to be treated very carefully. read more….
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
Leinster Gardens, Bayswater London Another project that we enjoyed was the cornice cleaning of a beutiful property in Leinster Gardens Here you can see some great images of the amazing detail that was revealed once the cleaning had taken place ” slug=”Conice-Cleaning-at-Leinster-Gardens-London” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]
The follow photos are from a private house Abbyville Road Clapham Common The property had a fire in the rear reception room in 2012. First, we cleaned what was left of the original cornice and ceiling roses, unfortunately the fire had damaged most of the ceiling mouldings in the rear reception room so all of the ceiling including all the cornice and ceiling mouldings had to come down. What is shown in the
We also clean, restore and replace Ceiling Roses.
We believe that if possible the original features should be kept but sometimes this is just not possible. In this case we try and restore the damaged area to keep as much of the original feature as possible.
If the Ceiling Rose is beyond repair we can supply a brand new one of high quality to blend in with the original features.read more…
Tredegar Square 1860 – This is a Grade 2 listed property and over the last ten years we have worked many times for this client cleaning and restoring the plaster work throughout the property. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]
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