Historic paint research and Analysis

Paint analysis and architectural paint research combines detailed on-site detective work with documentary investigation and the scientific examination of applied paint layers. Pigment identification and material analysis can help date specific decorations and reveal the original colours of historic schemes. It is possible to establish in great detail how rooms were originally decorated, the colours that they used and the approximate date which they were done. Using modern scientific techniques in our laboratory we are able to identify pigments using both stereo and polarising microscopes.

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