Restoration & Preservation



Rous Bldg. Restoration with GEI Green Coatings

Rouss Building, Designed by Architect Alfred Zucker, Built in 1889 by Charles Broadway Rouss
New York City Historic Landmark
National Register of Historic Places - Soho Cast Iron District

Rouss Bldg. Architectural Details
The Your Last Coat Encasement System does not obscure architectural details, evidenced in these photos taken 18 months after installation of the waterproofing and lead encapsulant coatings system.
Rouss Bldg. preserved architectural details


Rehabilitation, restoration and preservation of old and historic buildings, and inhabitable properties rather than demolition reduces construction waste and conserves natural resources.  In demolition, the transportation of any hazardous waste can affect the environment and human health; and landfill use can be greatly reduced by avoiding disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials.
The preservation of historic structures, such as churches, museums and government buildings, and the renovation of older buildings can be a complicated process that requires great expertise to solve complex issues that can arise. Any restoration work as well as the products used have to meet the standards and guidelines set by the authoritative state or government.
GLOBAL Encasement, Inc.'s award winning green coatings offer the latest advancements in acrylic technology – creating simple solutions for the encasement/encapsulation of Asbestos, Lead-Based Paint, Weatherproofing, and Roofing. Engineered and designed to meet and exceed all known building codes and environmental regulations, they minimize the disturbance of the existing coatings, dust and fiber release.
Historic preservationists specify our coatings because they offer a long-term solution, minimal disturbance of the surfaces, do not obscure architectural details, and have moisture vapor transmission properties that allow the building to breathe, releasing moisture as it may occur.

Historic Pontalba ApartmentsPontalba Apartments
Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974


Louisiana State Museum historical landmarkHistoric Preservation
The Cabildo is an historic 200 year old building         where the Louisiana Purchase was signed


Historical Williamsburgh BankHistorical Williamsburg       Savings Bank

Some of the many other environmental and performance attributes are:

  • Low VOC Super Compliant Architectural Coatings Meets California SCAQMD Guidelines
  • NO Ozone Depleting Substances.
  • Non-Toxic, Easy to Apply and Cleans Up With Water
  • Outstanding UV Protection
  • Energy Star Rated High Solar Reflectance (83%)
  • Avoids Costly Hazardous Waste, Transportation and Disposal Fees
  • Sustainable 20 Year Performance - Renewable Cross-Link Bonding 
  • Tested to and Exceeds ASTM D6083 requirements for critical properties - tensile strength, elongation, wet adhesion, and weatherability
  • Tested to and Exceeds ASTM E-1795 Lead Encapsulation Protocol

GEI's cost effective, sustainable and renewable systems can save customers up to 90% over the cost of removal, disposal and replacement. 
They add highly impact- and abuse- resistant protection to both interior and exterior building surfaces.  The exterior building envelope is protected from ultraviolet degradation and weatherization; and its seamless monolithic membrane gives better protection against high-wind events such as typhoons and hurricanes.


GEI Restoration & Preservation


GLOBAL Encasement, Inc. products comply with US Historic Preservation Acts and US Presidential  Executive Orders that apply to the Protection of the Environment and Pollution Prevention

Executive Order #13423 and the past Presidential Executive Order #13101 for Energy Efficiency and Pollution Prevention. 

“Greening the Government through Waste Prevention, Recycling and Federal Acquisition.” 

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976.

Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Goals to:  Protect us from the hazards of waste disposal, Conserve energy and natural resources by recycling and recovery, Reduce or  eliminate waste, and Clean up waste, which may have spilled, leaked, or been improperly disposed of.


Please review our Restoration and Preservation case histories below:

CH#002 - Charles Broadway Rouss Building

CH#003 - Great Western Bank

CH#007 - The Nyack Center

CH#009 - Columbia University

CH#012 - Louisiana State Museum

CH#013 - 90 Maiden Lane

CH#018 - New Jersey Transit Hub

CH#019 - Internal Revenue Service

CH#021 - Pontalba Apartments

CH#027 - The Phelan Building

CH#032- Glide Memorial Church, 290 Lombard Street

CH#039 - CottonMill Apartments

CH#040 - Fairmont Hotel

CH#041 - Maison Blanche

CH#052 - American Can Company

CH#060 - The Monadnock Building, Market Street

CH#061 - Historical Williamsburg Savings Bank

CH#063 - U.S. Army Park Avenue Armory

CH#074 - Canyon Elementary School

CH#089 - Pier A – New York Harbor

CH#096 - Residence


CH#108 - The Peralta House

CH#119 - 819 Valmont St.

CH#131 - Rockford Tower

CH#137 - Philadelphia Regional Port Authority Municipal Pier 84

CH#139 - Pennsylvania Convention Center

CH#143 - Pickens-Salley House

CH#163 - The Brockle Bank Building

CH#169 - B. Altman Building, 365 5th Ave.

CH#170 - Boston Opera House

CH#175 - Air Force Museum

CH#204 - Exterior Waterproofing and Fire Escapes

CH#213 - Historic Preservation

CH#215 - Santa Clarita Rail Bridge


CH#235 - Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

CH#236 - United States Post Office and Courthouse

CH#240 - Sacramento Railyards

CH#241 - LHP Russ Building

CH#251 - National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution

CH#261 - New York City - Lexington Hotel

CH#262 - Bryant Street Pumping Station






Your Last Coat is a  Green, Water-Based, Non-Toxic, Zero VOC Coating. It is Sustainable, Tough, Abuse, Rust, Mildew, Fire & Chemical-Resistant. It Forms a 20 Year Renewable, Water/Weather Proofing Membrane to Protect Buildings & Restore Roofing. It is Approved for Managing Asbestos, Lead-Based Paint & Solid PCB’s.






PrepLESS Primer - a super compliant architectural green coating primer-sealer-neutralizer that acts as a stabilizer for building surfaces that can be only marginally cleaned and where tenacious adhesion is needed.






MPE™ is a dilute-able, water thin, non toxic, easily applied, water-based penetrating encapsulant used for pre and post removal. It is used in minimizing exposure during disaster clean up, hazardous material removal and helping control all dust and debris.






R.I.P.  is an environmentally sound, water-based Rust Inhibiting Primer to be used over ferrous metal surfaces. Employing the latest breakthroughs in water-based acrylic technology, it can even be applied over properly prepared rusted surfaces, with excellent resistance to flash rusting.





PremeClean Industrial Cleaner is a highly effective, water-soluble, and versatile cleaner concentrate.





Environmental Attributes