Category Archives: Stonework

Stripping and Restoring Wood Beams Using Poultice Method

This is a columbian pine ceiling beam that was heavily painted with many coats of black paint.  We removed these existing layers of paint using a special poultice. This method is also ideal for stone work pillars.

It is far safer method than chemical stripping and does not damage /ruin the wood as sandblasting. We have used this method in very famous London buildings and the results can be truly outstanding.IMG_-vvwx8d

 

The other advantage of our poultice method is that the waste is safe to put into landfill skips, While traditional chemical stripper is not allowed. Look at the layers easily remove to expose the wonderful pitch pine under layers of black paint.

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The stripped Columbian pine beams now being treated and finished to match our clients decor and requirements.

Re finishig beams after poulticeWell done Dave, that looks superb !!!!

 

Stained Oak Panelling

This heavily moulded oak paneling is destined for a university in Cambridge. After lightly sanding, we made sample panels to check and ensure our work matched the existing 18C. The stain being applied is a traditional stain made from charcoaled walnut husks. This gives a unique warm nutty colour,ageing the oak beautifully.