Kirby paints on a Herreshoff sailing boat

Kirby paints are made here in the US. Kirby paints have been around since the 1800,s. If your ever in New Bedford Mass go take a look at where the paints are made and meet the owners. I use them both on boats and in my home. They do exceptionally well on the hulls andContinue reading “Kirby paints on a Herreshoff sailing boat”

Steaming Lead Paint from historical wood sash windows

At urbanboatworks, we steam lead paint from old windows. This process not only helps protect us from digesting dry lead paint- it also saves more old wibbly glass then any other method. Julien set to building a steam box ( easy for a boatbuilder who steam bends ribs) with items we found lying about. InsideContinue reading “Steaming Lead Paint from historical wood sash windows”

Door Restoration in New York

A door built this way, howard says, represents the finest you can have in life. You cant afford this level of detail for the rest of your house, but here in the door is your Mozart. And this door is your gift to your neighbors. These doors are what we admire 200 years later.You haveContinue reading “Door Restoration in New York”