St Osyth’s Priory, Darcy House

Lincoln Conservation were commissioned to carry out the stabilisation, cleaning and reintegration of the beautiful painted ceiling at Darcy House, St Osyth’s Priory.

There was an extensive network of fractures within the plaster ceiling which required filling, and localised areas of delaminated plaster were secured using screw and washer fixings.  Plaster repairs were undertaken using lime mortar and fine fractures were filled using a fine surface filler.

Areas of flaking paint were consolidated using an acrylic dispersion adhesive, degraded varnish removed from the gilded features and the paint surface cleaned.  Isolated areas of loss and fracture fills were retouched and larger areas of repair were re-instated using artists acrylic paints, before a final protective varnish was applied.