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 vinegar solution, primed raw plaster, sealed the oxidized oil paint with an acrylic matte sealer and infilled only with acrylic paints ... more
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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 glazes to make faux stones with enough millage to cast shadows.
Since the domed niches were not symmetrical, I used a ... more
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at the 2015 Painting & Decorating Expo
(ST. LOUIS – March 2015) Dundean Studios of New Jersey was recognized with a 2015 KILZ® Picture it Painted Professionally (PIPP) award from the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA). The award was presented during the 2015 Painting & Decorating Expo, March 4-7 ... more
Secrets of a Master Craftsman to Replicate “Period” Colors, Textured Surfaces and Decorative Techniques – Lecture by Dean Sickler - Craftsmanship Forum Conference at the PDCA Expo in Charleston, SC. Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Attendees will receive 1 technical credit towards Contractor College Accreditation!
Lots of other great lectures! Check it out ... more
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 beige rooms below are a insurance re-do with a new color. The last one below is faux stones layout on a fireplace.