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Specializing in the Conservation & Restoration of Historic Interiors & Finishes

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Historic Surfaces LLC was founded by husband and wife team Anthony and Mata Kartsonas who have over 50 years combined experience in the field of preservation and conservation. 

Our company provides consulting and services to preserve and restore historic finishes.  This includes a variety of different services from preliminary investigations all the way to implementation of conservation treatments and restoration.  Some of the consulting services include period interior consulting, paint and finish analysis, restoration and conservation feasibility studies, and other consulting.  Historic Surfaces LLC also self performs conservation and restoration work on painted finishes, murals, wood finishes, plaster, scagliola and other architectural finishes. 

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Historic Finish Studies & Consulting

We conduct and execute the study and analysis of historic architectural finishes.  Through this process we can determine the original colors of painted finishes and the appearance of historic interiors.


We perform conservation treatments to maintain and preserve historic finishes.  These finishes primarily include plaster, murals, decorative painting, wood finishes and other surfaces.


We offer services to restore historic finishes that represent the original design intent.  Where finishes cannot be preserved we can replicate them to match the original appearance.

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Preservation at its best is a collaborative process.    Our mission at Historic Surfaces LLC is simple:  To contribute our knowledge and expertise to help preserve historic buildings and finishes.  We are inspired by the craft involved in the creation of our built heritage and have worked diligently to understand as much as we can about traditional materials and techniques.  We are grateful for the relationships we have and continue to find in and around this field.  Moving forward we will work together with you to preserve the icons of our history for future generations. 

For more information or general inquiries, feel free to get in touch today.

Anthony & Mata Kartsonas

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1105 Maryland Street
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230


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