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Heritage Restoration

Heritage Restoration Potts Point

Heritage Restoration

Heritage restoration is a specialised area requiring a professional and experienced approach. Expert solutions are essential to ensure protection of valuable heritage assets. Our painters have demonstrated expertise working on prized historic buildings, taking care of everything from a fresh coat of exterior paint, replacement of fascias, corroded downpipes, repair and reglazing of timber windows, through to intricate detailing of interior flourishes such as cornices, architraves and ceiling roses.

Once the property has been restored to its former glory, we provide our clients with a paintwork maintenance plan to ensure that the property’s heritage features are perfectly displayed for enjoyment and admiration now and in generations to come.

Our heritage restoration services include:

• Traditional heritage finishes
• Full-scale heritage house restoration
• Lead testing and removal
• Asbestos testing and removal
• Rising damp testing and rectification
• Heritage-style colour consulting

Heritage Building Restoration Case Study


3 Colours was engaged to undertake a total repaint with remedial work at ‘Ormiston’, a multi residential complex within a grand old Victorian residence in Summer Hill. Extreme care was required to maintain the integrity of the property, at the same time applying state of the art products to treat and preserve the surfaces.

Environmental factors and location in a high traffic area presented other challenges, involving precise planning and thorough preparation. Scaffolding and cherry pickers were used alongside ladders to facilitate work on high access areas. 

Some building surfaces were highly soiled and damaged by pollution and mould. Preparation commenced with high pressure washing. Flexible filler was used to repair cracks and holes caused by building movement and general wear and tear. Flaking paint was removed to establish a premium surface to paint. ​

3 Colours used an elastomeric product called Dulux AcraShield, which has flexibility to withstand a reasonable amount of building movement. Dulux Aquanamel Gloss (water-based) was applied to large timber surfaces and Dulux Super Enamel High Gloss on joinery surfaces such as window frames, door and rails.​