Historic Surfaces, LLC is an architectural conservation and historic finishes specialty studio founded by Anothony Kartsonas in 2005. We have many years experience and have executed multiple significant projects, a majority of which are buildings listed on the National Register or are National Historic Landmarks. Anthony has extensive experience and education involving the restoration and conservation of painted surfaces. In addition to conservation and restoration, our artisans have extensive experience in hands-on skills include gilding, glazing, poly-chroming, stenciling, trompe l’oeil, faux marbleizing, Venetian plaster, scagliola, wood finishing, as well as many other historic finishes.


Historic Surfaces is experienced in performing paint analyses and microscopy for the investigation of historic colors and decorative schemes. We also coordinate advanced analysis of materials with several laboratories to determine material composition and other component information.