St Esprit Church Panels
The project conserved painted panels in St Esprit Church. The panels are made of zinc sheet which are painted with an oil-based paint, they had been lacquered to protect the painted surface which has discoloured over time.
The panels were conserved to improve their aesthetic appearance, to remove the corrosion and make them stable for the long-term. It was not the aim of the conservation to return the panels to an ‘as-new’ condition, and this was adhered to during treatment.
The panels underwent surface cleaning, corrosion and old lacquer removal. Areas damaged by corrosion required retouching and the lacquer was reapplied to protect the panels into the future.