Windowsills and Iron Stair Preservation
Our Senior Preservationist Jeff Larry finished preservation work on the windowsills and cast iron stairs on the Cottage’s veranda. See our Instagram post written by Jeff explaining the process and how it will help keep the sills and stairs preserved going forward.
Our Senior Preservationist Jeff Larry continues his hard work on our cast iron staircase: "The endless grind (pun intended) of the Cottage cast iron steps (see previous post). After trying out a few different products a Carbon Stringer wheel seems to work best at removing loose paint and rust. I've tried three different primers so far to see which holds up in the long run: A Cold Galvanizing Compound from a spray can, a self etching primer applied with a brush and a 100% Solids Epoxy Pre-Primer also applied with a brush. All primers received a Alkyd Enamel topcoat. Stay tuned!" #castiron #metalwork #oldbuildings #lincolnscottage #historicpreservation #materialsconservation #metal #restoration
Last week, our Senior Preservationist Jeff Larry was working on preserving some Cottage windowsills. Read Jeff's explanation of the work he's been doing: "In between coats of slooow drying cast iron paint (see previous stair post) I began restoration work today on two of the Lincoln Cottage sills. I'm reluctant to use epoxy filler on sill checks so I'm using a technique we tried in 2013 at the Cottage and the Woodrow Wilson House. " #historicpreservation #restoration #materialsconservation #preservation #woodrestoration #woodwork #lincolnscottage