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Painted Interiors Conservation & Cleaning

A number of conservators specialise in the restoration of wall paintings and other paint schemes, including repair to damaged areas and removal of discoloured varnish, in consultation with the local conservation officer and English Heritage. Such work will usually require meticulous research and analysis to justify the restoration process.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Painted Interiors Conservation & Cleaning
Allyson McDermott
Field House Awre Newham on Severn Gloucestershire GL14 1EH
Tel 01594 510 003
Founded by Allyson McDermott in 1980, the practice has established an international reputation in the care and conservation of the historic interior, especially traditional wallpapers and painted schemes. They specialise in researching, conserving and recreating authentic period schemes and are renowned for our pioneering work in the conservation, restoration and reproduction of historic wallpapers and painted decoration.
Arte Conservation Ltd
Incorporating The Wall Paintings Workshop, 69 South Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7LX
Tel 01795 538750 Mob 07770 722201 Studio 01227 752228
Arte Conservation Ltd, incorporating The Wall Paintings Workshop, are a long-established firm of ICON-accredited consultants and conservators specialising in the conservation and restoration of wall paintings, easel paintings and the decorative arts. Our portfolio also includes the conservation and restoration of mosaics, polychrome sculpture, monuments and historic plasterwork at our well-equipped studio or on site where necessary. Clients include English Heritage, the National Trust, cathedrals, churches, public and private owners of historic buildings and museums including the National Maritime Museum.
Campbell Smith & Co Ltd
99 Fleet Road, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 3PJ
Tel 01252 618002 mob: 07772 322930
Since 1873. Campbell Smith & Co have decorated, conserved and restored the finest interiors. Our craftspeople are highly skilled in historic decorative techniques and expert in the application of distempers, flat oil paints, lime wash, French polishing, gilding, stencilling, trompe l’oeil, marbling and graining. We undertake architectural paint research, materials analysis and provide consultancy on all aspects of historic decorative finishes. During the past 145 years, we have retained a comprehensive archive on over 12,000 projects which uniquely informs our work and is an invaluable resource for clients. Award-winning advice can be provided on colour and interior design.
Ian Crick-Smith, Cranfield, 43 Hawton Road, Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire NG24 4QA
Tel 01636 677173 Mob: 07770 728 763
Recognised internationally in the field of architectural paint research (paint scrapes & paint cross-sections), historic paint analysis and historic interiors research, Crick-Smith have been providing a valued unique paint analysis, conservation and research service to the heritage sector since 1983, and under the Crick-Smith name since 1995. They have worked on many high-profile projects, including St Pancras, Kenwood House, Kew Palace, Osborne House, the Glasgow School of Art and Willow Tea Rooms with completion of 500+ projects.
Helen Hughes - Historic Interiors Research & Conservation ( HIRC )
5 Fulbrook Mews, London, N19 5EN
Tel 020 7263 5916
For the past 25 years Helen Hughes, an ICON accredited conservator and a Fellow of IIC has been conducting paint research in listed buildings, period properties and a wide variety of historic structures. Services include paint analysis, the replication of traditional paint systems, management planning, lecturing and conservation training. By combining detailed on-site detective work with documentary investigation, and the scientific examination of applied paint layers, it is possible to establish how rooms were originally decorated and offer advice on their future decoration and conservation management.
Hirst Conservation Ltd
Head Office, Laughton , Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 0HE London Office, 75 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL
Tel 01529 497449 (Sleaford) 0800 068 5418 (London) Fax 01529 497518
Hirst Conservation, established in 1986 by Elizabeth Hirst, who was trained by the Bakers, who were amongst the UK’s most eminent conservators of wall paintings and limestone sculpture. They are on the Conservation Register and employs a number of PACR accredited conservators. The company structure includes a wide range of disciplines, including stone and sculpture, lime plastering , metal and bronze, stucco, decorative finishes, wall paintings, materials analysis, paint research and easel paintings conservation, using experienced conservators. Other aspects of their work include cleaning of building surfaces, gilding, environmental monitoring, moisture and salts profiling, condition surveys, and remedying ceiling suspension.
Lloyd Haslam Conservation
Blaenllynfi, Cathedine, Brecon, Powys LD3 7PZ
Tel 07773 404709
Lloyd Haslam Conservation specialises in fine and decorative art conservation. We offer a full range of professional services for the conservation and restoration of gilded, decorative surfaces and wall paintings. We provide museum standard conservation including condition surveys, treatment, reports, research and advice on preventative conservation. Catherine Lloyd Haslam and Sarah Warburton are both PACR accredited conservators.
Richard Rogers Conservation Ltd
Randalls Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7BA
Tel 01372 388222
An established conservation and restoration company with an experienced team of conservators, restorers and mount makers. Our highly skilled team is able to work with and conserve artwork, sculpture, metalwork, stone and historic interiors. Our client base is as diverse as our skill set and includes the likes of national museums, institutions and private collectors. We follow the highest professional standards in conservation ethics, offering consultation, full documentation of all work and advice for future care. Richard Rogers Conservation is included in the Conservation Register and is a PACR Accredited Conservator-Restorer with the Institute of Conservation (ICON).
Hesp & Jones, The Cedars, Beningbrough, York YO30 1BY Telephone 01904 470256 Fax 01904 470937 Website:
International Fine Art Conservation Studios, 43-45 Park Street, Bristol BS1 5NL Telephone 0117 929 3480 Fax 0117 922 5511 Website:
Lisa Oestreicher, Esher Lodge, Chaucer Road, Bath, Somerset, BA2 4QY Telephone 01225 466374 Fax 01747 871718 Website: