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Bushells Building painted advertisement


ICS were engaged by Tanner Architects to undertake conservation works on the iconic Bushells Building in Sydney, which involved undertaking significant conservation works to the original Bushells advertisement on the north wall. This work included taking paint scrapes to reveal the original paintwork, consolidation of the flaking paint surface and recreation of the original advertisement over an isolating layer.       


  • Undertaking paint scrapes to reveal original paint scheme
  • Consolidation of flaking paint surface
  • Application of isolating layer
  • Recreation of original Bushells advertisement

Read more about other work we have undertaken in relation to the Bushells Building here


Tanner Architects


Paintings Conservation



Bushells Building-original advertisement before treatment
 Original advertisement prior to treatment

Bushells Building-detail of flaking paint before treatment 

Detail of flaking paint prior to treatment 

 Bushells Building-advertisement after treatment

Advertisement after treatment 

 Bushells Building-detail of advertisement after treatment

Detail of advertisement after treatment