Glazed Terra Cotta Restoration for Hollywood American Legion Post 43

Glazed Terra Cotta Restoration for Hollywood American Legion Post 43
Hollywood, Los Angeles County,
California, USA

The building housing Hollywood American Legion Post 43 dated from the 20s, and the decorative terra cotta panels, representing various military units, had deteriorated to the point that they needed intervention. They needed someone with expertise in glazed terra cotta restoration and repair work.

Our first step, after general cleaning to remove surface dirt, was to rebuild the areas of loss using a water-based epoxy repair mortar. This type of mortar is inherantly stable and moisture resistant. The base repairs were then coated with a UV-resistant color-matched acrylic coating, also chosen becuase it is formulated to be UV-resistant. 

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