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Example 1 - 1912 Construction

This entry and staircase are representative of the finest residential construction of the period. The beveled glass side lights and door panel were removed and restored off site.

(1) Poorly adhering paint applied over varnish necessitated extensive stripping
(2) Bannister in progress, and completion
The newel post’s cap and trim band, plus the railing were stripped, stained and finished in high gloss polyurethane varnish.
(3) Stair case prior to work, and in progress
Again, loose paint atop varnish required stripping.

(4) Detail of stairs prior to work
Cracks, separated seams and paint overruns onto varnish mark the passage of eighty-nine years.
(5) Detail of stairs, completion
At the end of the multiple step restoration process, the painted surfaces were finished in semigloss alkyd base enamel, the treads in high gloss polyurethane varnish.
(6) Restored stairway