A RESTORATION COMPANY WITH A DIFFERENCE

WE CAN RESTORE EVEN THE MOST UNUSUAL FEATURES IN THE MOST DIFFICULT PLACES

Our restoration company can deal with even the most unusual restoration projects. Although we are most well known for our work on statues, monuments and memorials – we also work on:

• Handles and handrails
• Lamps
• Kick plates and push-plates
• Decorative castings like shields, friezes or plaques
• Small bronze objects

Often these types of bronze features can become damaged because they are touched by the public.

Sweat from hands, scratching and damage from cleaning can cause disfiguration which requires bronze restoration.

We can restore all bronze patinted finishes no matter how unusual.  However, occasionally internal features are un-patinated. In this scenario, the features will tarnish again unless they are treated with a robust protective coating such as lacquer.

The majority of older bronze features, such as historic castings, are protected with wax. Although how best to protect a bronze feature is always decided on a project by project basis.

There are pros and cons of both coatings. We have a good article on this topic, if you’d like to read more about protective coatings.

Our restoration company specializes in carrying out work in situ. This is convenient for clients as many bronze features are often functional and moving them is inconvenient. However, we do have workshop space, if removing the features for a duration is necessary.

Bronze conservation and cleaning Melbourne doors St Pauls Cathedral

ST PAULS CATHEDRAL, LONDON

OUR WORK FOR THE SCIENCE MUSEUM, LONDON

 THE PLINTH OF THE RUGBY TUNING COIL

Located at London’s Science Museum, the Rugby Tuning Coil’s plinth was being touched daily by the public. This caused it’s copper plinth to tarnish and disfigure. Unpatinated copper will tarnish naturally in air anyway, even if it isn’t touched, and so to maintain this bright finish, it was necessary to lacquer the plinth. Even lacquer still requires maintenance, but this protective coating was much more suitable for this bronze feature in this particular environment.

Being able to work in sensitive spaces, and choosing treatments that will not  impact on adjacent exhibits, is why we are trusted by high-profile galleries and institutions like The Science Museum, Tate and The Natural History Museum

Rugby Tuning Coil Plinth Restored

The Rugby Tuning Coil in London’s Science Museum had a copper plinth which required restoration.

Before

restoration of bronze plinth

After

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