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Enameled Woodwork

View Examples of Our Work:
The following illustrates various decorating motifs, and our technical expertise. Click on pictures for details.

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Major Interior Restoration Challenges:
The following documents Gary D. Torgerson Co. expertise in addressing major interior restoration challenges.

Plaster Repair Example 1
(1) Rip out attendant to a plumbing repair
The ceiling repair itself was routine. The challenge arose from its location in the center of a large finely finished and furnished living room. Such work generates copious quantities of dust.
(2) Work in progress within a hermetically sealed tent
(3) Completion

Plaster Repair Example 2
(1) Signature of a plumbing leak, and initial rip out entailing the removal of the false ceiling
(2) Full rip out, and completed repair The Full extent of the damage is only now evident. The bulk of the water had percolated unnoticed down through the wall.
(3) Restoration completed.

Doors Example 1
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Prior to work, and work in progress

In addition to lack of finesse, past maintenance attempts were conspicuously oblivious to the root cause of these doors’ ongoing deterioration.

(3) Dismounted, and repairs in progress
The doors’ top and bottom edges had remained unsealed, allowing the wicking of water into end grain and seams.



(4) Exterior side revealing deteriorated glazing, and completed exterior restoration
Without addressing exterior moisture penetration, interior restoration would have been futile.
(5) Detail of restored doors.
(6) Restored doorway.

Doors Example 2
(1) Enamel improperly applied over varnish
(2) Removal of the weakly bonded enamel in progress
The lack of adhesion is indicated by the size of the paint chips.

(3) Completed refinish.
Disregard for adhesion necessitated major work, an example of the proverbial stitch in time (unfortunately observed in the breech).

Windows Example 1
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Deterioration accumulated over decades of neglect in a little used section of a near century old home. Chronic dampness plus moisture intrusion at the unsealed sash-glass juncture clearly had taken a toll; nevertheless the window was still restorable.
(3) Restored window

Windows Example 2
(1) Broken sash cord, and repair in progress
In addition to unskilled paint work these windows suffered from a futile attempt to replace sash cords. Along with still broken sash cords were gouged and split casing members marking the misguided repair attempts.
(2) Further work in progress, and detail of restoration
Note the addition of top caps.

(3) Finished restoration