I am currently leading the restoration of the mural we painted for the State Auto Insurance Company in 2005. The painting itself is 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 has settled, and some serious cracks had formed in the cinder block. The repairs to the building, which were completed last summer and included grinding out old caulk and putting in new mortar, damaged the original painting. In order to repair it, we will re-paint the damaged areas, then re-varnish the entire mural to give it another 5-10 years of protection.
See step-by-step documentation of the mural’s restoration here.