Matthew J. Mosca

Matthew J. Mosca

Historic Paint Finishes Consultant


With over 30 years of experience, Matthew J. Mosca is a nationally recognized consultant in the field of historic paint research and restoration. Using micro-chemical testing, Mr. Mosca can identify the constituents of paint finishes. He was a major contributor in developing a program for paint research, which was devised at the National Trust for Historic Preservation during the years 1973-1975. Since then, Mr. Mosca has developed expertise in the examination of pigments using polarized light and UV fluorescent microscopy.

Services Include:

Historical paint finish analysis and consultation
Analysis for architectural restoration
Comprehensive report and analysis provided for all clients
Color-matching and consultation services
Matthew J. Mosca’s firm has worked extensively with support laboratories that provide other means of examination such as scanning electron microscopy, FT-IR (Fourier Transform Infrared Microspectroscopy) and Raman Spectroscopy. All forms of examination may be undertaken, at the client’s request.

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