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Surface cleaning ...
Our cleaning techniques remove surface soils that have accumulated over time from cooking residues, fireplace or tobacco smoke, dust or other air-borne agents, revealing the original color and appearance.
Restoring flat plane
We safely coax the canvas to its original flat plane by correcting loose, sagging, bulging or rippled conditions.
Removal of yellowed or darkened varnish
We soften and remove the old yellowed or darkened varnish and replace it with a non-yellowing varnish that will maintain the true colors of the painting for generations to come.
Correcting and Removing Previous Restorations
We carefully and expertly correct or remove a previous poorly done restoration returning the art to the artist’s original intent.
Consolidation of loose and flaking paint
We use state-of-the-art conservation techniques to consolidate cracked or flaking paint to secure it against further loss. We then fill any paint voids and “in-paint” the filled areas to match the surrounding color and design.
Repairing holes and tears
We repair punctures, holes and tears in paintings using techniques that may include patches or synthetic re-weaves, repairing the tear and providing a base for filling and in-painting to restore its original appearance. The result is virtually undetectable.
Relining a canvas using a Heat Table
If needed due to severe damage, we adhere a weakened damaged canvas to a new stable support. Treatments such as cleaning and in-painting can then be applied.These are just a few of the procedures that we routinely perform.
Replace missing pieces, rejoin open corners, secure loose and broken pieces, refinish using antiquing process and treat for insects.
We restore pieces which have sustained water, fire or smoke damage.