HOW PERMANENT IS A FRESCO?
As the plaster in a fresco dries, the materials fuse to the wall and form an integral part of the architectural structure to which they had been applied. Frescoes will remain as long as the building - they can stay in tact for thousands of years.
HOW IS MY WALL PREPPED FOR A FRESCO?
Old paint is easily removed. If the wall is in poor condition, we will apply a new coat of drywall, sometimes over fiberglass mesh for extra strength. Frescoes can be applied to almost any interior surface - including raw brick walls, plaster, and drywall. After this, your wall is ready to be painted.
CAN I PAINT OVER IT?
Yes, a fresco can be painted over just like regular wall paint - although we don't believe you're going to want to! Any relief work can be filled in with plaster.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
This all depends on the size of your project and the detail of what we are painting. We will give you an estimate before we start working and will coordinate with any other ongoing construction projects that you have.
DOES IT SMELL OR OMIT FUMES?
No! Call us partial, but we actually love how it smells when we work! There is a subtle natural smell while painting. Don't worry - there are no health risks associated with being around it and there's no need for extra ventilation. After the fresco dries, the lime in the painting actually prevents mold or mildew from growing on the wall surface - keeping your space a healthy and happy environment.
WE ALSO DO LIME PLASTER WASHES
If you're looking for an eco-friendly alternative to chemical-laden latex paints, we can paint any room in the house using a lime plaster wash. This is a more affordable alternative to frescoes, but doesn't come with the rich imagery or texture of a fresco. It still retains the desired mold and mildew-repelling properties.
DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN BOTH COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL WORK?
Yes! We are happy to take on both small and large-scale projects.
IS IT MESSY?
Not at all. We'll seal off our work area to make sure you can go about daily life as normal.
All of our projects are custom and tailored to fit your vision and needs. We combine our backgrounds in architecture, fine art, and interior design with our world travels to create custom images and patterns that will be completely unique to your home or business.
WHERE ELSE CAN I FIND YOUR WORK?
You can find our work throughout central Europe, including the Vatican, Italian villas, and churches, restaurants, luxury apartments, hotels, and theaters.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION?
Fresco painting is a tradition that dates back as far as 2000 BCE, and peaked during the times of masters like Michaelangelo, Giotto, and Tiepolo. We look to the masters for technique and take inspiration from modern-day luxury design for our imagery and patterns.