Paint Changes Everything Exquisite Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture & Home Decor Statue Restoration Custom Paint & Plaster Finishes Arcadia, CA
Paint Changes Everything  Exquisite Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture & Home DecorStatue RestorationCustom Paint & Plaster Finishes Arcadia, CA 

Statue Restoration

Repair, cleaning and restoration of a wide variey of statues for private clients and churches.  Expert matching of original paint schemes as needed, or completely new color schemes to carefully bring out the details or improve the appearance.


If you have a damaged statue please feel free to email a picture of it and we can discuss the details.  If it's broken into pieces, please collect and save all the pieces no matter how small!


I am located in Southern California, but clients ship their projects to me from all over the country.

Before & After pictures of some recent projects.

Small Antique Plaster Statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel for a private client.

Plaster 12th Station of The Cross for St. Bruno Catholic Church, Whittier, CA.

This piece had fallen 15 feet to the floor of the church and broke into many pieces.  I re-assembled all the pieces of this puzzle and re-built and re-sculpted the missing areas and re-inforced the back.  The paint finish was replicated to match the original color scheme.

Large Plaster Statue of Sacred Heart, Holy Angeles Catholic Church, Arcadia, CA

Complete cleaning and restoration of years of dirt and damage to this piece.  The bold details at the base had been badly worn by the public, but were re-built and restored.

Plaster Statue of St. Therese of Lisieux

Holy Angels Catholic Church,

Arcadia, CA 

Complete cleaning and restoration of this piece after years of accumulated dirt and damage to the base from the public.


Carved Wood and Gesso Madonna and Child Jesus

       St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church, La Canada-Flintridge, CA

A very old statue of unknown origin with lots of damage to the paint and the wood structure. Large portions of the hands and wrists where missing and had to be rebuilt.  Extensive dry rot at the base was treated and a new base was constructed.  All previous, poor, attempts at restoration where removed.

All restoration completed and the statue installed in a chapel alcove in St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church, La Canada, CA.  Custom specialty plaster finish on all walls of the alcove.

Plaster Statue of Blessed Mother

Holy Angels Catholic Church, Arcadia, CA

A large, vintage statue made by the Daprato Studios in the 1920's had many years of dirt and damage.  This lovely piece was thoroughly cleaned and restored.  I retained and replicated as much of the original paint finish scheme as possible.

Complete restoration of 4 statues of the Rosa Mystica.  Private client.

Complete restoration of small, antique, chalkware statue of Our Lady of Lourdes. Private client.

Before & after complete cleaning and restoration of small, antique chalkware statue of St. Therese of Lisieux.  Private client.


Please contact me to discuss your project.

Tel & Text:  626/429-2392




Shop Location:

La Porte Vintage

114 E. St, Joseph Street

Arcadia, CA  91006

Open weekdays and by appointment.

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