The website is finally here!

wallpaper 1Welcome to the shiny, new website for Karen Morrissey Paint Research. It’s been a long time coming; over two-and-a-half years in the making!

I have been busy working on many wonderful projects since becoming an independent consultant in 2012. I will be posting more information about some of the interesting, beautiful and quirky places as time goes on.

I hope that you will find the information about our services useful; if you have a question about paint research, I’d love to hear from you.

What are the benefits of paint research for your project?

Benefits of undertaking a considered and well planned campaign of architectural paint research include:

Project management

  • By providing clarity at the beginning of a project, architectural paint research can allow planning and budgeting of conservation and restoration work
  • Identification of technical issues with paint, such as latent incompatibility, performance and toxicity
  • Contribution to long-term conservation management plan
  • Underpinning options for conservation/ restoration

Enriching the interpretation of your site

  • Enhancement of the recorded archaeology of a site
  • Establishment of the chronology of decorative schemes
  • Creation of a narrative of changes to the structure and related decorative schemes
  • Evaluation of how changing fashion, economy and use of a heritage asset has impacted on the choice, quality and condition of decoration
  • Interpretation of the significance of the schemes identified
  • Dating of both paint schemes and architectural changes