Egan Church Restorations were chosen by Our Lady of Good Council Church in Manhattan. to assist with some internal plaster repairs and decorative painting. Water leaks from the roof had caused noticeable plaster damage inside the sanctuary and nave of the church. In addition, the parish wanted to change the color schemes and add decorative finishes as part of an overall church renovation project.
Our team of church renovation experts started with removal of the old damaged plaster. Some sections were beyond repair so we removed sections, added new wire mesh and then applied all new plaster to insure a secure repair. Other simple cracks in the plaster were repaired, taped and new skim coat of plaster applied.
Our team of artists then developed new color schemes to help brighten the church and highlight various architectural features. Simple changes such as using lighter colors on the ceiling, helped reflect light back to the sanctuary. Colors in the stained glass windows were copied to have a more prayerful feeling. Our liturgical designers proposed making a copy of the stencil designs, recreating them on wall paper and applying them in place of the hundreds of individual stencil patterns. This saved tens of thousands of dollars without changing the look of the church.
During all this work, the parish fundraising efforts kicked into high gear as the parishioners started to see the startling results. In just a short time, they tripled the funds already collected so now a full interior renovation could be completed.