“A Street Called Home” Mural Restoration 2013
In the late spring of 2013, I supervised the restoration of the mural we painted for the State Auto Insurance Company in 2005. The painting itself was still in great condition, even after seven years — due primarily to the protective powers of the UV-blocking Golden MSA varnish that covers it. But the warehouse wall the mural is painted on had settled, and some serious cracks had formed in the cinder block. The repairs to the building, which took place in the summer of 2012 and included grinding out old caulk and putting in new mortar, damaged the painting. In order to repair it, we re-painted the damaged areas, and then re-varnished the entire mural to give it another 5-10 years of protection.