Paint Analysis Services

Since 1972

With over thirty years of experience, Matthew J. Mosca is a nationally recognized consultant in the field of historic paint research and restoration. Using micro-chemical testing, Mr. Mosca can identify the constituents of paint finishes that can be critically important because of how paint colors may change. He was a major contributor in developing a program for paint research, which was devised at the National Trust for Historic Preservation during the years 1973-1975. Since then, Mr. Mosca has developed expertise in the examination of pigments using polarized light and UV fluorescent microscopy. Matthew's firm has worked extensively with support laboratories that provide other means of examination such as Scanning Electron Microscopy, FT-IR (Fourier Transform Infrared Microspectroscopy), Enzyme-fluorescent Microscopy and Raman Spectroscopy. All forms of examination may be undertaken, at the client's request.