Art Restoration is a very skilful and sensitive process requiring our restorer to work with great care and delicacy. This needs time and natural daylight for our restorer to work effectively, so often a few weeks is needed to complete restoration to our exacting standards.
We specialise in restoration of oil paintings, watercolours, engravings and etchings. Our skilled craftsman is able to painstakingly repair canvas tears, re-line canvasses, remove aged and discoloured varnish and clean oil paintings damaged by smoke. Foxing can be removed from watercolours.
If a canvass becomes damaged this can cause a weakened support for the paint which can then crack and become detached.
Frames that have started to show their age over time can often be repaired and restored. Gildings can become unstable and start to flake, mouldings on ornamental frames often suffer damage and are missing. We are able to re-mould and restore, re-guild and return many frames and paintings to their former glory.
Oil paintings accumulate grime and dirt over the years and the varnish can become yellow and discoloured. Tobacco and smoke damage hides the true beauty of the work that lies beneath.
Watercolours often have beige marks appearing called foxing. This is usually the result of the paper being sensitive to its surroundings or affected by damp and humidity. This can often be removed very successfully and then the artwork is re-mounted using high grade acid free boards. Conservation or museum glass is considered essential in protecting artwork from irreversible damage caused by exposure to UV light.
Please contact us to make an appointment with our restorer to assess your artwork and discuss options available.