Interior Church Painting
Below and on the following pages, are examples of previous church renovation projects and featuring decorative painting projects.
Church Painting. Our Lady of Good Counsel – Manhattan, NY
Egan Church Restorations were contracted to undertake a complete church renovation of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Manhattan, NY . Bob Egan and our liturgical designer met with the pastor and the project manager to review the scope of interior church painting work and how to change the look of the church. We developed a number of changes to the color schemes in the church and suggested a number of decorative touches to high light the beautiful antique architecture.
Light blue paint was chosen for the ceiling to compliment the other finishes but also to help reflect light back down into the church. We also added gold highlights on the decorative moldings, and then added simple changes in colors on the walls, which dramatically changed the look of the church and created a more “uplifting spirit” during mass.
Other work included cleaning the oil on canvas murals on the rear of the sanctuary to remove decades of dirt that made the paintings look old and dull. Lastly we also installed all new flip up kneelers on church pews.
Interior Church Painting – St Michael’s Episcopal. Bristol, RI
Church painting and plaster repair were completed at the historic St Michael’s Episcopal Church in Bristol, RI after water leaks had damaged plaster throughout the church. The bell tower especially had extensive damage from flat roof above that had been leaking for a long time. Egan Church Restorations were the low bidder and completed all the work in 6 weeks so the congregation could return to have normal services.
Interior Church Painting – St Peter’s Episcopal Church. Albany, NY
Church painting and plaster repairs were begun at historic St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Albany, NY in 2019. Built in 1860’s, St Peter’s is 1 block from the NY Capitol Building and President Theodore Roosevelt used to sit in the front pew regularly for service. Water leaks around the upper clerestory windows had damaged the plaster so badly that pieces were falling on people during mass. Our team of plaster repair experts had to re-plaster a number of sections because the damage was beyond repair.
Once the plaster was repaired, our team of church painters painted the church in what was determined to be “the original colors” when first built. The parish hired a preservation specialist who was able to determine the oldest sections of original paint underneath the existing paint, and we restored this church to it’s original beauty.
Interior Church Painting – Plaster repair. Grace Episcopal Church. Providence, RI
Water leaks from the roof after a severe winter storm, caused the 140 year old plaster in this historic church to fail. After the leaks were repaired, Egan Church Restorations were contracted to remove the water soaked plaster, secure the wood lathes and then replaster the damaged areas. After the plaster had dried and was sanded, we then matched the existing wall colors and repainted all the damaged areas of the church.
Interior Church Painting – Plaster Repair. St John the Baptist Church. Pawtucket, RI
Similar to the Grace Episcopal Church project noted above, water leaks had damaged the plaster in several sections of St John’s Church. Before work began, our artist made templates of the decorative stencil lettering and photo documented the existing colors. We then selected new paints and verified the color matches before demolition began. We then removed the water soaked plaster and re-plastered the damaged areas. After repainting the base layer of paint to match the existing, our artist recreated the stencil patterns using the templates created at the beginning. lastly he then painted 6 different colors for the stencils, just like the originals.