"We treat the causes of paint failure - not just the symptoms."
Stripping old lead containing paint. Note worker protective gear.
Stripping and cleaning old paint that contains lead. HEPA vacuum, HEPA respirators, etc.
See any problems with this? (And it had been painted within the past 8 years....) This is when a "Painting Restoration" is called for.
Stripping with heat gun.
Stripping with infra-red heaters.
Stripping with infra-red heater.
Restoration at the Casebolt Mansion (Pierce Street).
Containments for prepping old lead containing paint.
RED = LEAD
Stripped finial at Casebolt Mansion.
Containment and Changing Room built on scaffolding.
Containment while stripping old lead paint.
Lead paint warnings, containment.
"Shrink-wrap" containment on scaffolding.
Typical "dry rot" around old rusted nail. Holes are drilled to allow application and absorption of epoxy consolidant.
Stripped siding ready for application of epoxy consolidant.
The usual suspects - old rusted nails that facilitate dry-rot pockets.
Siding after application of epoxy conslidant and epoxy fillers.
Beautiful stripped old growth redwood.
Stripped siding, dry-rot holes. Some trim around windows has been removed prior to installation of new sash.
Stripped redwood siding and columns.
Application of epoxy consolidate (it is a clear product) after stripping.
First coat of primer. Takes place after stripping, epoxy consolidating, and epoxy repairs.
After epoxy patches. Getting ready for first coat of primer.
Fine tuning patches after primer.
Caulking occurs after primer coat.
Carpentry repairs in progress. Note that he is priming all edges before installing.
Cleaning up wood trim pieces that have been removed from facade. (Will be re-installed.)
Re-installing cleaned up corner boards (quoins).
Making a cast of existing plaster ornament.
Putting it back together....
Getting it ready for primer.
Stripping plaster ornament (and everything else) with heat gun. Note containments and worker protection.
Finished product after stripping and restoring. 24k Gold Leaf.