Preservation & Restoration of Oil Paintings

Paintings are fragile creations that require special care to assure their continued preservation.

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Paintings may be objects of great beauty and historical importance, providing an important cultural link with the past. They may have great monetary or sentimental value for their owners. Whatever the case, paintings are fragile creations that require special care to assure their continued preservation.

Disasters and other problems.
If a disaster such as a flood or fire occurs, remove paintings from standing water or debris. If the paint is flaking, lay the painting flat with the image side up to limit paint loss. Consult us as soon as possible for assistance limiting damage to your artwork. Wiping smoke, mud, or other contaminants from a painting may result in additional damage. Insect infestation, flaking paint, paint loss, torn canvas, cracks with lifting edges or planar distortions (wrinkles or draws in the canvas), mold growth, grime, or very discolored varnish are problems that only a professional conservator is trained to address.