Church Painting & Plaster Repair
Egan Church Restoration’s team of church renovation specialists offer the highest quality interior church painting and exterior church painting work. Large cathedrals or small country parishes, our team of church painters can repair and repaint your church. Unlike home or commercial work, many churches involve more complex architecture and the success of each project depends on understanding these differences. Our team follow “preservation” guidelines to maintain the original materials whenever possible.
Before any painting work can begin, plaster repair, especially any water damaged plaster, must be corrected. Our plaster repair experts follow all National Preservation Society guidelines for preserving the existing plaster, unless it simply cannot be saved. First we clean all simple cracks to remove any loose plaster, then fill the cracks. Large sections that are pulling away from the lathes are secured using screws and then skim coated. Lastly, if water damaged plaster needs to replace, we set a wire mesh screen to the lathes and then begin applying multiple layers of new plaster, allowing each layer to dry before the next application.
In addition to general painting work, we offer decorative painting like faux marble painting, or gold leaf work for your church or temple. Other decorative finishes like Stencil Patterns, rag roll or just simple “shading effect”s can all be created to enhance the worship experience. We have a liturgical designer who can assist you in choosing colors or help create a new look for your church.
Left photo: St Joseph’s before work begins. Right photo: After the rear altar from a closed church was re-installed and all new color schemes were added.
Historic wood rear altar from the closed Holy Trinity in Boston. Egan’s began work to save this beautiful altar by dismantling it piece by piece. Extensive drawings were created and each removed section numbered and identified on the drawings to insure correct re-assembly. As we began re-assembly, the Bishop asked us for a new color scheme for the sanctuary and we presented multiple color combinations. We stopped re-installation of the altar so we could set scaffolding up to the ceiling for the plaster repair and our church painter began applying the new colors.
Historic rear altar from Boston Church in the process of being re-assembled. Note the plain white finish that we then added decorative finishes to.
St Joseph’s Cathedral after work is completed. After re-installing the saved rear altar from the closed church, our church painter followed the designs from our liturgical designer and added an elegant look, appropriate for a cathedral. Plain wood arched sections behind the altar were painted with a “faux marble” finish and then the same colors and finish used on the front columns. The main wood altar also received a faux marble finish to match. The ceiling and upper walls were painted with a rich blue color to help compliment the beautiful stained glass windows. Gold highlights were also added.