Paint finish examination and color matching is an essential part of restoring historic buildings. The Hawthorne Hill house, Clifton Mansion and Homewood House all presented interesting opportunities and challenges for paint examination processes, as well as a future of restoration with proper examination.

The paint finishes of each building and each room were carefully sampled and analyzed, both to determine the history inside the buildings’ walls as well as a method for seamless restoration of the original colors and finishes. Using delicate microscopy and spectroscopy methods, a full paint analysis was undertaken on the buildings, many with layers of paint dating back to the original construction in the 19th century. Matthew Mosca’s examination revealed exceptional details in the homes that had been covered and could now be revealed again with careful removal of paint layers, as well as options to restore damaged rooms, and the ability to showcase full restorative work and highlight the effects of time.

Click on any project to see images and details on the homes and the restorative work conducted. For more information on paint finish analysis for historical restoration, color matching and other means, contact Matthew Mosca.