Finishes Investigation

Understanding the history of painted finishes, and determining the original finish of historic metals, entails careful observation, microscopic inspection, advanced non-destructive testing, and historic research. We perform sampling and analysis of interior and exterior painted surfaces and provide comprehensive reports to be used in directing re-finishing campaigns. We also carry-out research and analytical studies of original finishes of decorative metals can reveal original alloys, finishing techniques, patination, plating or other coloring as well as coating that were used.