Architectural Arts

The historic value of the architectural artwork in America’s most recognizable and prestigious landmarks is protected by a variety of stakeholders. John Canning & Co. is committed to a collaborative process and makes sure that all parties are advised on historic paint analysis and substrate stability research. We work to achieve consensus on our recommended treatment plans with the architect and all parties entrusted with decision making.

Architectural Arts Services

Architectural Arts Planning & Design
John Canning & Co. carefully plans out the materials and process needed for our work with other trades to deliver the project within budget and on time.

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historical paint analysis
John Canning & Co.’s comprehensive paint analysis uses advanced technologies to evaluate original historic decoration, colors, and finishes.

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plaster conditions survey
John Canning & Co. plaster survey reveals the condition of ornamental and flat plaster substrates and defines the steps needed to stabilize and repair them.

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Restoration and Conservation
John Canning & Co. professional conservators evaluate conditions, develop harmless cleaning solutions, reattach original paint, and protect original artwork.

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Historic Building Conditions Assessment
John Canning & Co. expertise can be used to understand and document the current conditions of your historic building in order to anticipate and plan for conservation, restoration and preservation needs.

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Custom Murals & Commissioned Artwork
John Canning & Co. artisans have decades of experience not only preserving, conserving, and restoring murals and artwork, but also in creating new pieces that align with the historic structure of the space utilizing period methods, materials, and techniques.

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Project Management
John Canning & Co. Project Management and Construction services ensure every aspect of the project is thoughtfully planned out to meet all objectives. 

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Architectural Arts Methods & Materials

Decorative Painting

John Canning & Co. carefully plans out the materials and process needed for our work with other trades to deliver the project within budget and on time.

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Plaster Restoration

John Canning & Co. skilled artisans have mastered mould, ornamental, acoustic, and scagliola plaster fabrication methods to replicate any type of period element.

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Exterior Architectural Gilding

John Canning & Co. specializes in architectural and exterior gilding whether it be atop buildings, inside iconic landmarks, churches, theaters or residence.

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Wood Restoration

Wood restoration involves conservation cleaning, repair and reversible coatings with paint and glazes that replicates the grain and color of the original material.

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Stone Restoration

John Canning & Co. has invented gentle ways to evaluate, test, and formulate custom cleaning agents to restore historical stone for every kind of surface.

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Ornamental, Flat, and Acoustic Plaster -Restoration & Replication
Our skilled artisans are adept in include running moulds and ornamental fabrication, seamless acoustical plaster, integrally pigmented plaster, traditional plaster renders, scagliola plaster fabrication and conservation methods, and more.

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John Canning & Co. is an expert in stabilizing and reinforcing fibrous plaster ceiling panels and coffers.  We use our extensive knowledge along with the HPCS treatment method to tackle these fibrous plaster stabilization and reinforcement projects

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John Canning & Co. is an expert in stabilizing and reinforcing fibrous plaster ceiling panels and coffers.  We use our extensive knowledge along with the HPCS treatment method to tackle these fibrous plaster stabilization and reinforcement projects

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