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Wallpaper Conservation

Wallpaper conservation requires specialist skills and understanding of the chemical processes involved in the decay of historic wallpaper. Wallpaper has been popular in England since the late 17th century and many historic papers are discovered under later decorative schemes.


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Companies supplying goods or services for Wallpaper Conservation
Allyson McDermott
Field House Awre Newham on Severn Gloucestershire GL14 1EH
Tel 01594 510 003
Email: allysonmcdermott@btconnect.com
Website: www.allysonmcdermottpaintsandwallpapers.com
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.
Campbell Smith & Co Ltd
99 Fleet Road, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 3PJ
Tel 01252 618002 mob: 07772 322930
Email: enquiries@campbellsmithandco.co.uk
Website: www.campbellsmithandco.co.uk
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.