Monday, August 26, 2013

Wallpaper Restoration

We were recently asked to restore and add color to an old wallpaper. This is not the first time we have done restoration work but it was an exciting opportunity to bring our own sense of color into the project & not just duplicate or repair / retouch an existing work. No one has, to date, been able to identify  the wallpaper pattern. If anyone reading this knows anything of it's origin, I would appreciate hearing what you know in the comments.

First, the paper had to be stabilized. Wallpaper installer Bill Archibald, of Norfolk, MA preceded us and was able to secure the peeling seams and inject paste into the bubbles. When we arrived the paper was ready for a clear acrylic coat to further fix the paper and give us something nonporous to paint on.



I think you will all agree that the color and contrast is a vast improvement. Thank you for reading. 

Cheers, Doug