This sanctuary ceiling required careful cleaning to bring back the colours and design of the stencilled wooden panelling. Years of candle burning had ensured a thick build up of carbon deposits, which severely obscured the original designs and colours that was difficult to see from ground level.
Cleaning trials are always conducted prior to any works being carried out to determine the best course of action to clean whilst preserving the integrity of the original surface. At this stage we establish what materials are present and obatin an understanding of how the original process was carried out. The photographs show the trials were successful and the difference dramatic.
Scroll down to view some photographs of this hugely satisfying project.