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Historical Building – Los Angeles, CA

Historic Preservation – Case History

Property:

Southern CA University Historical Building

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Challenge:

The exterior painted surfaces of this Historic Building was cracked and peeling. Located on the campus of a Southern California University, there was a high level of concern regarding generating dust and migration of over-spray during this restoration project. Also, total removal of the old paint was felt to risk damaging the building details they wanted to preserve.

Solution:

The damaged paint was stabilized with SE-110 Penetrating-Stabilizer (primer) which was roller & brush applied. Next, SE-150 was applied to weather-protect around all openings and for minor surface repairs. Last, SE-120 Protective-Skin (custom tinted) was spray, roller and brush applied over all the exterior surfaces, forming a Lead-SAFE protective barrier. Use of this method prevented any damage as removal of the old paint was minimal and was classified for disposal as construction debris. Final color was a tinted, solar-reflective white, which helps keep surfaces cooler, thereby keeping the interior building temperature cooler.