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Painted Decorative Panels

Painted Decorative Panels


(Wasmuth's Neue Malereien) 

Decorative Wall Cartouches

Decorative Wall Cartouches


(Wasmuth's Neue Malereien)

Painted Ornamental Facades

Painted Ornamental Facades


(Wasmuth's Neue Malereien)

Restoration and Replacement of Historic Millwork

Restoration and Replacement of Historic Millwork

Old Town
Washington, D.C.

Restoration of a typical, historic Old Town row house, including replacement of all wood window sills, clapboards, and damaged or rotted dentils, brackets and other millwork.  All shutters were replaced with new, solid Spanish cedar.

Historic Porch Restoration

Historic Porch Restoration

Washington
D.C.

The Color Alchemist Company restores this historic Old Town porch, replacing and restoring millwork, newel posts, and other carpentry elements with spanish cedar. As shown above, new reproduction porch columns, custom milled to match the original work, identically.

Historic Mansard Townhouse Restoration

Historic Mansard Townhouse Restoration


This historic Victorian mansard jewel stood out when restored and painted by The Color Alchemist Company.

18th Century Shotgun House Exterior Restoration

18th Century Shotgun House Exterior Restoration


This simple-looking late eighteenth century townhouse exterior was fully restored by The Color Alchemist Company. Existing built up paint layers were removed by hand. Note the narrow alley typical of this urban setting. 

Exterior Restoration of Stucco and Wood Home

Exterior Restoration of Stucco and Wood Home


Stucco was applied over the end of this wood frame house, adjacent to the narrow alley between houses.  The Color Alchemists made extensive repairs to the woodwork before any paint was applied. 

Colonial House Decorative Paint Restoration

Colonial House Decorative Paint Restoration


Application of a number of colors give an elegant touch to this otherwise relatively simple colonial townhouse.

Woodwork and Paint Restoration of Historic Townhouse

Woodwork and Paint Restoration of Historic Townhouse


The Color Alchemist Company carpenters restored the woodwork and paint of this historic brick townhouse.  Being accountable for the paint film, it was incumbent upon us to address all adjacent waterproofing and stability issues.  Note the deterioration of mortar joints around the basement window, cut out in preparation for a qualified...

Wood Grain Samples

Wood Grain Samples


This assortment of woodgrain samples (most shown on paper) are furnished to show the variety of styles and artistry that can be employed in woodgrain. We can match wood species, for instance. We apologize for the quality of the images, these are shown only for purposes of discussion and to furnish ideas.

Dark Wood Graining

Dark Wood Graining


Shown here dark mahogany wood graining of interior woodwork shows the ability of the technique to show different types of wood.

Blonde Wood Grain

Blonde Wood Grain


This light blonde woodgrain finish was used throughout the house for wainscotting and trim, as well as doors.

Wood Grained Entry Door

Wood Grained Entry Door


We applied layered wood graining of this entry door to a striking effect as part of a larger painting and restoration project.

Wood Grained Interior Door

Wood Grained Interior Door


This narrow closet door shows the effect that a small amount of wood graining can have in a small space.

Faux Marble Chandelier Medallion

Faux Marble Chandelier Medallion


This plaster ceiling medallion received a faux marble treatment, giving the chandelier below it increased grandeur.

Faux Red Tortoiseshell

Faux Red Tortoiseshell


The client requested that we apply this red faux tortoiseshell finish to the back of this built-in display case. 

Marbling of Interior Column

Marbling of Interior Column


Green marbling applied to a decorative plaster interior column.