Historic Paint Research


In order to accurately restore or replicate the decorative techniques used on any historic building we would employ a combination of on-site documentary research and laboratory techniques to analyse all previous techniques and materials.

We will often need to uncover a small area, layer by layer to rediscover lost decorating effects such as graining and stencilling.

At Campbell Smith we occasionally have the rare privilege when researching a particular historic building’s past of being able to consult our own records!