Tag Archives: Gamblin Oil Paint

Creating Random Pattern in a Painted Finish

This is a European Pear wood, Louis XVI, French Empire Sofa from the mid-18th century. The image above is the way it appeared when it arrived in our studio. The frame was well-loved by generations though abuses by upholsterers and … Continue reading

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Process: Circus Ball 3

We left the Circus Ball as it had been prepped for its paint layers. I am so sorry that all my images of the ball sanded smooth are very blurry! Happily, the detailed images are in sharp! The first coat … Continue reading

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Process: Circus Ball 4

We left the Circus Ball with four layers of Gamblin Silver Oil Paint. Time to add the Cobalt Blue star! Who says one never uses High School math? Kate used Geometry to create the template for the proper sizes star. … Continue reading

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Community Warehouse: Two Coordinated Folk Art Chairs, Mission and Windsor

©MPF Conservation.  May be printed for your own use. May be reposted if our url+copyright is used as reference. Having time for the chairs for the Community Warehouse Auction “the Chair Affair” was a challenge with work and family.  I … Continue reading

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Mission Style Painted “Test” Rocker

©MPF Conservation.  May be printed for your own use. May be reposted if our url+copyright is used as reference. As a result of testing paints and techniques for restoration paint on the Mason Monterey furniture, I got carried away and … Continue reading

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