top of page

Cleaning the encaustic tiles in the Library fireplace

In March, 2022, Riley Doty, a long-time member, professional tile setter and preservationist, donated his time to work on the library encaustic tiles. 
Click here if you want to read Rileys write-up in this link. 

Before cleaning
The problem
Chips and dents
Floor protection
Sponges and water
Sample of an encaustic tile where the color is compressed into the tile under pressure
Riley at work scrubbing
Black spots turned into white spots
Right side after first day
final coatings
Robert Gelb
Brass Fireplace Fender
work complete
finished tiles
All finished and put back together!
bottom of page