Paint Investigations

Paint investigations can be undertaken for built heritage and monument preservation, allowing us to uncover the history, craftsmanship, and architectural details of iconic structures. At O’Sullivan Conservation, or team of experts can reveal the layers of paint and architectural finishes, identifying changes made over time, and even determining pigments, materials, and colour schemes used by the builders and craftspeople. This knowledge is invaluable for guiding our conservation efforts, ensuring that the heritage and architectural integrity of these structures are preserved while respecting the original intent and finishes. Paint investigations are a key tool in unlocking the history of built heritage and monuments, and we are dedicated to using this knowledge to enhance the preservation and restoration process.


O’Sullivan Conservation acknowledges that we operate and function on the lands of the Darkinjung people.

We respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.

We are proud partners of Reconciliation NSW and support reconciliation in our community.