Historic Paint Research


Fully understanding the materials encountered when planning a conservation, preservation or restoration project is critical to ensuring the best outcome when conserving objects and decorative schemes.

Through our in-house experience, and consulting the National Collection for Historic Decoration, Campbell Smith & Co are able to carry out thorough analysis and detailed reports on historic decorative finishes and the substrates to which they are applied. Using this research we can work with you to develop new schemes or preserve the existing scheme whilst ensuring that any new finishes applied are fully reversible. We will conserve the historic fabric of your building while supporting the application of stunning new finishes.
Our consultancy services are fully supported by specialists with whom we can undertake the conservation and repair of the following:

  • Ceramics
  • Wallpapers
  • Timber
  • Stone and Marble
  • Leather
  • Textile
  • Paintings
  • Metal objects
  • Ephemera
  • Glass

Please contact us if you wish to learn more, we would be delighted to hear from you about your conservation projects.