CONSERVATION & RESTORATION

CONSULTING, PLANNING & DESIGN

Ernest Neuman Studios restoration and innovative design management team utilize fifty years of combined knowledge and expertise in the following areas:

  • Design Services and Concept Development
  • Budget Planning and Schedule Development
  • Specification Writing
  • Condition Studies
  • Historical Paint Analysis
  • Drawing Review
  • Assessment of Plaster & Plaster Support System

Decorative Paint

Ernest Neuman Studios painters have expertise in all forms of decorative painting. We can bring a small or large crew to any project depending on the size and schedule of the project. The following are some of the decorative painting techniques we have utilized on projects in the past.

  • Faux Wood Graining
  • All Forms of Wall Glazing
  • Faux Marble
  • Trompe-l’œil
  • Metal Leaf Gilding
  • Specialty Finishes Technique

ORNAMENTAL PLASTER

Ernest Neuman Studios are experts at conserving existing ornamental plaster. The first step in determining the existing conditions is to examine the black iron framing and lath. We then sound the existing plaster to determine its current condition from which we develop a site specific treatment to assure a safe and aesthetically complete restoration.

  • 3 coat plaster systems
  • Onsite plaster consolidation
  • Manufacturing of latex molds
  • Casting of plaster ornaments
  • Bench and run in place plaster moldings
  • Plaster ornament installations
  • Scagliola restoration

WOOD RESTORATION

Ernest Neuman Studios utilizes a variety of techniques and materials to accentuate the beauty of wood. Our team are experts in evaluating the existing conditions then developing effective solutions. Whether it is a newly constructed library or a centuries old cherished space in need of delicate restoration Ernest Neuman wood team has been trained to perform with expertise.

    Restoration of Existing Wood Finishes

  • Conservation
  • Cleaning
  • Testing and Condition Studies
    Newly Installed Wood Finishing

  • French Polish
  • Hand Rubbed Finishes
  • Green Finishes

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