Coca~Cola Plant Cast Stone and Brick Staining
Cast Stone and Brick Staining for Historical Restoration
This former Coca-Cola Bottling Works was being restored and adapted for reuse as a climate controlled self-storage building. Built in 1942, the plant was partially covered by a prefabricated metal addition. After tearing the metal off, the team of architects were disappointed to see that some of the façade was damaged and other key areas of the original Cast Stone masonry were completely missing. Fortunately they were able to have replacement precast and Cast Stone sections made by York Cast Stone, formerly York Lintel and Cast Stone. The main concern was the glaring difference between the old and the new Cast Stone, however, there were other areas of concern on the building that were resolved completely by our process. Exact Match Masonry Staining™ was called in to make the precast an exact match. Our team visually reduced excess mortar with brick staining techniques, matched brick from various stages of past renovation, and color corrected the new Cast Stone, which stood out due to the completely new appearance. This area required a custom stain application which produced a permanent “heritage wash” of color which provided the vintage patina that replicated years of character and weathering that occur when substrates are exposed to the elements. In the end, these areas were amazingly indistinguishable from those Cast Stone pieces that were original to the building.
When architects, general, masonry and restoration contractors face limitations with matching materials, our job is to remove those limitations with our artistic and permanent process.
Exact Match Masonry Staining’s™ work on this project was featured in Masonry Design Magazine’s September/October 2008 Issue.
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