Architectural Copper Swag
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Blind Eye Restoration was hired in 2019 to restore the decorative metal swags on the façade of 123 N. Main St in Marysville, OH. The original metal swags were badly deteriorating - made up of individual pressed zinc pieces that were soldered together. Over time the solder joints had aged and cracked. The zinc became misshapen in the heat, and nesting birds had begun pulling the swag pieces apart.
Two and a half pieces of decorative swag hang on 123 (a total of five combined with the neighboring building to the south that shares a party wall), One full swag remained mostly in tact but the other full swag had deteriorated and fallen in the past requiring a complete new metal swag to be made in its place.
The Blind Eye team began by removing the remaining full swag from the wall for repairs and to act as a model for the new replica. The new metal swag was recreated out of copper for its durability in outside elements and its malleability. Each new copper piece was made by hand and then soldered together to match the shape and size of the original swag. After completion, the original and replicated architectural swags were primed and painted and then reinstalled on the building facade.