The restoration of historical buildings and structures requires a tremendous amount of planning, care, and skill. These essential, irreplaceable pieces of history must be approached delicately in order to maintain the integrity of the structure while transforming its appearance and restoring it to glory.
For restoration projects, you need professional commercial painting contractors with extensive knowledge and experience working with historical structures. You need the expert team at Raider Painting.
When working with fragile historical structures, there is a major emphasis on preparation time, as well as the care taken in the actual work. Additionally, preservationists and historical societies have strict requirements for color schemes and finishes, and certain types of paint may be needed to meet the guidelines.
Extensive research is critical to the success of an historical restoration project, including reading archived documents and examining old photographs of the structure to uncover relevant information.
The next step is analysis. Laboratory testing is performed to determine the structure's material content, including tests for the presence of lead. This is an essential component in determining the appropriate corrosion resistant coatings and treatments to apply. A non-destructive surface analysis is also conducted at the site, using portable equipment to test for the presence of chemicals without endangering the monument's structural integrity.
A structural examination is then performed to locate holes or cracks, which can lead to water seepage and degradation. The rate of corrosion is measured through patina samples extracted from various areas of the historical structure.
Finally, the optimal coatings for use with the structure are identified, and the painstaking restoration process begins.
We painted the historical Dutch Boy Commercial house seven times in three days. A 20-man team worked around the clock to age the home, partially paint it, and then completely paint it on five separate occasions, achieving a distinctive look with authentic Victorian charm.
The Bnai David Temple and Synagogue harbors both religious and historical value, along with extremely personal opinions regarding the precise restoration approach. On this project, we faced limited access to the structure on a highly traveled street—Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles. In the end, the client was extremely satisfied, with an outstanding project completed to their demanding specifications.
With more than 29 years of experience on a vast array of commercial and industrial projects, including extensive historical restorations, the professionals at Raider Painting deliver beyond expectations. Contact us to find out what we can do for you, or click to partner with us for project success.
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Since 1983, Raider Painting has proudly served all types of Commercial & Industrial facilities. Though the majority of our projects are based throughout our home state of California, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Long Beach, Orange County, Ontario and San Luis Obispo County, we provide a full spectrum of commercial and industrial painting and coatings services for the entire continental United States.