Finishes Analysis

BCA's laboratories are equipped with microscopes that allow our conservators to determine detailed chromachronologies from even the smallest paint samples. Precise color matching of a chosen paint layer to one of several commercial paint lines is standard on a BCA finishes analysis. Metallic leaf, glazes, and clear finishes may also be identified. Finishes analysis is used to document alterations to historic buildings, identify historic paint colors, and develop conservation treatments.