The mural had deteriorated badly over its 30+ years of exposure the elements. The original wall behind the mural is very uneven and has widely differing textures in many different areas. There were sections, large and small, where paint was loose or had come off entirely. In many places colors had deteriorated and faded so badly that the the entire area had to be completely repainted using photographs of the mural when new as reference. The poor original condition of the wall had caused existing cracks to open up even wider, and new flaws grew into sometimes large problem areas.
Art cleaned, patched, and prepared the entire wall and the entire mural and then consolidated the paint layer. Art was responsible for the restoration and repainting of the marquee across the top, with the name of the business owner who commissioned the mural, and the building architecture background behind the figure. Artís restoration of these sections of the mural took about 2-1/2 months, working 7 days per week.
This included recreating missing areas, creating an area that had once been a window but had since been filled in, repainting and retouching damaged areas, and restoring all areas to match the original colors to the satisfaction of Mr. Torrez. Throughout this restoration he consulted frequently with Mr. Torrez regarding colors, image details, and workmanship to ensure that his work was done properly and met with Mr. Torrez' approval.
Mr. Torrez then restored the figure of Mr. Quinn and the floor.
When the entire restoration was complete, Art applied the final, archival coating to the entire mural. Then 3 layers of anti-graffiti coatings were applied to the entire mural on top of the archival coating.