Forensic paint analysis

A National Trust Omega sign

So that we can get the correct historic colour match for the joinery and the gates we’ve been carrying out forensic paint analysis.

By examining paint samples under a microscope we can peel back the different layers, a bit like an onion, and see what the original colours would have been. As a result we’ll be redecorating the lodges and gates in their original colours, ensuring they look smart, restrained and classical, as always intended.

Forensic analysis of historic paint layers on the Stafford gates
Forensic analysis of paint layers