Murals decorating interior (and exterior) architectural spaces have existed for thousands of years. Murals may consist of paint applied directly to a wall, pigment applied into wet plaster which becomes part of the wall when dried (fresco) or as is most commonly found today -paintings on canvas adhered to a wall.
Murals on canvas are frequently executed off-site and then adhered on site to the wall with final touches added. Late 19th and early 20th century canvas murals were frequently adhered to the wall with starch paste or white lead adhesive (thick white oil paint). Today, Clay-based wallpaper paste is commonly used.
Sherman Art Conservation has experience with the restoration and conservation of all types of murals including frescos. Some of the various procedures have been performed by Sherman Art Conservation include:
For a partial list of mural projects completed by Sherman Art Conservation, please click here.