HISTORIC CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION SERVICES

Since 1936, Blackburn Building Conservation LLC has helped clients maintain and conserve their historic structures.  Generations of experience with the methods and materials of period artisans enables us to conserve and restore original painted, wood and metal finishes as well as decorative elements without sacrificing their historic character. 

We are pleased to serve clients thoughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and eastern New York state. Blackburn Building Conservation LLC offers comprehensive restoration services for:

  • DECORATIVE PAINT CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION services including stencil restoration, faux finishes, cleaning, conservation, analysis, touch-up, and color matching of ceiling and wall paintings. 
  • FINE ART AND MURAL CONSERVATION services including conservation, cleaning, and inpainting for works on canvas, ceilings and walls. 
  • GOLD LEAF RESTORATION services including gold leaf application to decorative paint, stencils, wood and plaster moldings, gilding of weathervanes, clock towers and cupola domes.   
  • WOOD FINISH CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION services including cleaning, conservation, finish analysis, touch up, finish matching and refinishing of shellac, varnish, lacquer, French polish, wax and oil finishes.
  • ARCHITECTURAL WOODWORK RESTORATION, including decorative trim restoration, column and capital restoration, epoxy consolidation, dutchman repairs and replication of period millwork. 
  • WOOD WINDOW RESTORATION services including repair, epoxy consolidation, glass replacement, reglazing, weather stripping and painting of historic wood window sash.  
  • CHANDELIERS AND LIGHTING RESTORATION services including repair, cleaning, conservation, rewiring, refinishing, patination, crystal replacement of chandeliers, sconces and lighting fixtures. 
  • METAL FINISH  RESTORATION services including bronze, brass and metal restoration, cleaning, conservation, polishing, regraining, patination and application of protective coatings for bronze, brass and iron doors,  ornamental metalwork, balustrades, windows and sculpture.
  • DECORATIVE PLASTER RESTORATION services including decorative plaster ceiling and ornament restoration, conservation, repair and replication.
  • STONE CLEANING AND CONSERVATION and restoration, cleaning and repair, including brick, stone architectural trim, carved stone and sculpture.