Green Room Repair and Restoration-March 2015

Found Condition Originally painted in 1856 by Henri Heinemann (signed above the door frame) these beautiful panels were hidden under wallpaper for over a hundred years.  This took me over 7 weeks to bring back to usability.  I treated the walls first with a weak...

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New/Old look for a 1920’s Craftsman/Tudor Entry

This home had an interesting entry with domed niches that had an uninteresting rough painted plaster finish. The homeowners wanted to kick it up with an appropriated finish that did not look contrived. This was the solution. I used a mixture of synthetic textures and...

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2015 National Residential Restoration Award Winner

For Immediate Release For more information, contact: Jeff Browning (800) 332-7322 jbrowning@pdca.org Dundean Studios HONORED BY PAINTING AND DECORATING CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA at the 2015 Painting & Decorating Expo (ST. LOUIS – March 2015) Dundean Studios of New...

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Lots of Venetian plaster lately

We have been busy doing lots of veneer plaster lately.  Mostly of the smooth polished type typically called "venetian plaster".   The first two are corporate headquarters around New Jersey. One in Hoboken was actually Italian lime paint with mica powder added.  The...

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Millington Schoolhouse woodgraining

Wood graining an old schoolhouse.  We recently finished a large wood graining job re-finishing all the woodwork in a 19th century building that was originally a schoolhouse.  The architect wanted woodgraining done the old-fashioned way- with beer and linseed oil.  The...

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Finished First part of Beresford Project

We finished the first part of the tremendous project of stripping off  14 layers of paint, glaze, casein and distemper, repairing the ornamental plaster, then painting and glazing the final results on the largest lobby of the building.  Dundean Studios was responsible...

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The Dundean Studios Furniture Class!

We had a great furniture class this past Monday and Tuesday. We showed some great techniques for finishing kitchen and bath cabinets along with finishes for fine furniture. And of course, I’m a teacher and a student, and I still learn things today. There had been some...

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