Carpentry Restoration

The Color Alchemist Company of Painters understands that the paint film depends for its durability first of all upon a sound substrate.  We will never apply paint over a substrate that cannot be depended upon to hold paint.  Any original woodwork will be repaired to soundness with epoxy or it will be replaced, whichever offers the most reliable repair.  We have on staff restoration carpenters who understand the needs of historic buildings and how to produce repairs that meet or exceed the original work.  Our historic building restoration carpenters are experienced with the addressing the repair of structural and finish wood elements and millwork of historic structures. Our skillsets include woodwork conservation, replication of wood trim, matching and recreation of historic finishes, and wood window restoration.To be sure of performance, we use marine grade fasteners and rot resistant spanish cedar and mahogany for repairs.  The extra cost is a small price to pay for insurance against failure.  


Related Projects

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.

Porch Restoration

Porch Restoration

Washington
D.C.

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