Resources

The Center for Painted Wall Preservation (CPWP) is dedicated to documenting and preserving painted plaster walls. Our experts are always adding resources and advice on how to care for walls.  

Conservation/ Preservation

The Center for Painted Wall Preservation (CPWP) has an all-volunteer board of leading painted wall experts, architectural historians, and decorative arts professionals. We also regularly call on a team of advisors to shape and support our mission. 

Legal Protections

Many homeowners who discover painted walls in their homes become enchanted by the charming decoration. As they learn more about the historical significance of their walls, these homeowners recognize themselves as stewards of a piece of our national heritage. Following some simple suggestions can help ensure the stability and survival of walls in your home.

Examples of Painted Walls

CPWP focuses on paint-decorated plaster walls from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. We document murals, stenciling, and freehand brushwork in various stages of preservation. 

Wall Care Guidelines

Many homeowners who discover painted walls in their homes become enchanted by the charming decoration. As they learn more about the historical significance of their walls, these homeowners recognize themselves as stewards of a piece of our national heritage. Following some simple suggestions can help ensure the stability and survival of walls in your home.

Historic Stencils Research

A collection of mostly reproductions of stenciled walls found in American structures dating to the Federal Period, 1790-1840. Recreations are 30 by 40 inches and utilize full sized stencil motifs traced directly from the original walls and arranged on the surface in layouts as similar to the original as possible. They represent fragments of 200-year-old stenciled interior decoration in size, colorations and layout.

P.O.Box 187

Hallowell, ME 04347

info@pwpcenter.org

P.O.Box 187

Hallowell, ME 04347

info@pwpcenter.org

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