The preservation and restoration works of the Church, held in 2006, involved works on the ceilings of the chancel and nave, the decorative painting of the arch of the cruise, pulpit and back surface of the altarpiece.
On the ceiling of the chancel there is an oil painting on wood, representing a novena to Our Lady of the mid-eighteenth century, in a rococo style by an unknown author.
The oil painting on wood on the ceiling of the nave represents Christ the Redeemer, of the mid-eighteenth century, rococo style and by an unknown author.
The oil painting on wood on the triumphal arch represents Christ the Redeemer, of the mid-eighteenth century, rococo style and by an unknown author.
The back surface of the altarpiece, carved wood and polychrome, is from the nineteenth century in neoclassical style by an unknown author.
The dirty surfaces were cleaned by brushing and aspiration and the polychrome surfaces were fixed by introducing an adhesive underneath the area, laying it down with a metal spatula and applying an acrylic resin solution of an ethyl methacrylate copolymer type, diluted at 10 percent with an aromatic hydrocarbon.
The pulpit, in gilded and polychrome wood, from the mid-eighteenth century, in a rococo style by an unknown author, is comprised of high quality chestnut wood boards.
In the triumphal arch the wooden boards of the painting were lifted, thus allowing access to the interior of the back surface and its cleaning. In addition to the disinfection and the disinfestation of the purlin and back surface of the triumphal arch, the closing of the access to the back surface and the revision and structural reinforcement, the oxidation on the nail surfaces was mechanically removed, with the stabilization of this process by applying tannic acid, dissolved in distilled water and ethanol and protected with antioxidant varnish.
A ceiling finishing frame was placed in the junction points with the transversal walls, manufactured in plywood and secured with stainless steel screws.
The aged mortar was removed and the gaps were filled with elastic dough, consisting of an inert watery mass and fibber glass, suitable for filling rebel joints.
In the nave of the Church, there were large joints between boards, 1 to 5 cm wide, and so polyurethane foam ninth expansion component, of professional quality, was applied.
After the application, these were levelled by means of a x-acto knife, upon which the dough for the levelling of the surfaces of the acrylic plaster fillings.
The polychrome surfaces were subject to chemical cleaning with acetone mixed with ethanol in equal proportions, through plasters and cotton swabs soaked in the solvent.
The polychromy gaps were subject of reintegration, for which colour abstraction techniques were used. Finally, a protection layer based on acrylic resin of copolymer type of ethyl methacrylate dissolved in trichlorethylene was applied, by brushing and in a three percent concentration.
Regarding the back surface the altarpiece, the support, with removal of large amounts of dirt and accumulated debris, was cleaned. The rotting and irreversibly recoverable woodwork was also removed.
After disinfection and disinfestation against xylophagous insects and micro-organisms by spraying an insecticide / fungicide, an acrylic copolymer-type of ethyl methacrylate, dissolved in solvent with average volatility and increasing concentrations of 8, 16 and 25 percent, was applied by brushing.
In the pulpit, one began by superficially cleaning the dirt, by brushing and aspiration, followed by the fixation of polychrome surfaces in accordance with the same technique used on the ceilings of the chancel.
The polychrome gaps were filled with multicoloured acrylic plaster and the surfaces was levelled with 150 grit sandpaper, proceeding to the chromatic reintegration according to colour abstraction techniques and mimicry, resorting to pigments bonded in Arabic resin.
Finally, a protection layer based on acrylic resin of copolymer type of ethyl methacrylate dissolved in trichlorethylene was applied, by brushing and in a three percent concentration.