Roadside markers and cast plaques endure the test of time and are used to commemorate historic events and places in our history. Plaques recognize significant occasions, individuals and building dedications. Restoration preserves these iconic symbols of our past which were integral components of the original dedication.Over time, the original finishes on these historic markers loose their luster due to the forces of nature and the environment. Some attempts of on-site restoration are made using harsh chemicals, lacquers and improper tools, which can not only damage the plaque, but are harmful to the environment as well. No chemicals are used in our environmentally friendly and controlled process to remove the old finish from plaques. Our Ultra Low VOC paint system yields a coating which offers exceptional outdoor durability, UV and chemical resistance. Many of the cast plaque foundries are using a similar system to finish newly cast plaques.Here are a few samples of how PlaqueRestoration.com can preserve your commemorative plaque:
Historical cast aluminum plaque recognizing the McGowin-Lyons building at One St. Louis Centre, Mobile Alabama. Built in 1907, it is one of the oldest surviving buildings in downtown Mobile, and once served the Port of Mobile. Shown on left before restoration; on right after restoration of the plaque.
Cast bronze donor recognition plaque acknowledging the generous contribution made by the Chandler Foundation to the Salvation Army Coastal Alabama Area Command for their Social Service Center.
The Ford Foundation’s donation in 1957 helped complete a wing enlarging Mobile Infirmary. This restored plaque is pictured on the right in its beautiful, like-new condition.
The preservation and restoration of your plaque is a custom process. In order to receive an estimate, e-mail a photograph and the size of your plaque to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-450-9006.
Historical aluminum roadside marker commemorating the arrival of the Salvation Army to Mobile, Alabama in 1887. The Salvation Army Coastal Alabama Area Command continues to provide many services to those in need and relief during times of disaster in Mobile and all along the Gulf Coast. Restored roadside marker pictured on right now completely readable.
Lewis Communications was originally located in downtown Mobile, Alabama, and is now located in another historic building on Government Street. Shown on left before restoration; on right after restoration of the plaque.