GFRC Restoration of Bas Reliefs

Bas Reliefs Restoration in GFRC

Bas Relief Restoration with GFRC by Stromberg

An ancient sculpting technique, bas reliefs have been used for thousands of years. From coins to walls, examples of bas relief can be found dating all the way back to the Babylonians and Egyptians. During the Italian Renaissance, bas relief work became a staple of church architecture thanks to artists like Donatello. Bas reliefs are beautiful, and more importantly, can be viewed from any angle or distance, and their features will not be distorted by awkward perspectives. Stromberg Architectural Products not only has experience in creating new bas reliefs, they also employ a team of expert artisans who excel at restoring historic bas reliefs that have been damaged by weather, vandalism or just time.

The Stromberg Solution for Bas Relief Restoration

One of the biggest challenges with restoration is that you are working with a historic artifact that was built in very different times under very different circumstances. The craftmanship that was required to craft something as sophisticated as a bas relief is truly admirable. However, the tools they worked with, even just a hundred years ago, were remarkably imprecise. As a result, there are dozens of minute flaws in any old piece of metal working, wood carving, clay sculpting and even plaster and cement pouring that need to be taken into account when restoring old bas reliefs. Getting it exactly right requires an eye for detail and a versatile material that can perfectly emulate the age and patina of an old bas relief. Fortunately, Stromberg Architectural employs dozens of masterful artisans with training in restoration who are wizards when it comes to GFRC.

The Strengths of GFRC Restoration

Though not the most intuitive material for restoration, GFRC’s versatility and adaptability make it perfect for restoring worn or damaged bas reliefs. Not only can GFRC emulate nearly any material from metals to clay to stone, it can be specially mixed to reflect the imperfections of the original bas relief. This adds up to an affordable fix that is done in a reasonable amount of time and restores the original to its former grace and beauty without compromising the authenticity of the bas relief.

Stromberg’s Experience with GFRC Bas Reliefs

It would be easy to say that Stromberg is the leader of the GFRC bas relief industry. Not only have they installed prominent works at the Pentagon in Washington, DC and Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, they are also the largest manufacturer of GFRC bas reliefs in the world. And that’s no small task!

Features and Benefits of GFRC

  • GFRC restoration renews the bas relief without compromising its authenticity
  • GFRC can be manipulated to perfectly match the original material
  • Stromberg GFRC is weather-resistant, and water-tight
  • GFRC restoration jobs will stay looking beautiful for years to come

The Stromberg Pledge to You

The artisans at Stromberg Architectural Products will work closely with you throughout the process to make sure your finished GFRC Restoration of Bas Reliefs is executed perfectly to your specifications.

Stromberg is here to help with CAD details, design assistance and specifications. Contact them today at (903)454-0904 for a free custom quote, and put their 30 years of experience to work for you.
By: Brendan Van Voris

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