On the flat surfaces, a micro-thin fiberglass layer has been added, then primer applied, followed by paint. Hallways, curved staircases, sidewalls: the fiberglass sheeting helps to secure and protect the paint. Many will recall chipping, flaking, and peeling paint in many areas of the building. This painstaking process is designed to minimize such issues in the future. Because, we’re in this for the long haul at the historic Sheldon: #30More Years…and then some.
The master artists have completed work in the main lobby, and it looks simply stunning. Anyone familiar with the building will immediately notice a renewed luster and enhanced warmth, as the colors pop and shine. Painters have scrapped and removed peeling and faded finishes, cleaned and touched up (and in some cases completely reapplied) gold leaf on the edges of the familiar phoenix, rosette, heart, lion’s head and other ornate plaster work. Currently, the team is repainting and reglazing the vaulted arcade ceiling in the inner, horseshoe shaped lobby.