Stone Restoration & Repair

Stone Restoration and Repair

Inventing gentle ways to clean and restore stone

John Canning & Co.'s conservators evaluate, test, and formulate custom cleaning agents for every kind of surface. The processes range from the repeated application by hand with natural sponges to a latex compound that encapsulates the debris in all the folds and decoration and, when dry, is peeled away bringing years of dirt with it.

Repairs to statues and stone are achieved using a variety of methods – carving, casting, and filling – each method requiring careful color and finish matching.

SELECTED PROJECTS

 

Our team provided restoration of the plaster, decorative painting, and historic woodwork repair and refinishing at the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building.

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At Gasson Hall, Boston College, Canning Co. provided the historic finishes investigation and analysis needed to restore the interior to its original design scheme.

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Canning Co. combined preservation research, restoration, and conservation of the original Jesuit chapel sacred design with new decoration elements designed to adapt the space for secular events and student dining.

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We restored the decorative paintings and murals that had been painted over decades earlier and revealed with historic paint analysis and exposures.

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We were able to uncovered original colors, patterns, and finishes to conserve 24 murals while restoring Stations of the Cross and the scagliola columns.

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The St. Mary’s Chapel restoration involved conservation cleaning without damaging the surface or altering the color of the historic cast stone.

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We carefully conserved and restored all aspects of the Luzerne County Courthouses historic fabric: marble, metal, plaster, paint, and mural artwork.

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We carefully conserved and restored all aspects of the Luzerne County Courthouses historic fabric: marble, metal, plaster, paint, and mural artwork.

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