Cleaning, Repairs & Restoration
- Canvas repair
- Surface cleaning & removal of grime, soot, tobacco smoke etc
- Removal of aged & yellowed varnish
- Re-touching & re-varnishing
- Restoration & gilding of frames
Damaged paintings can be brought back to their original condition. If you have a painting that is damaged in some way perhaps by tears or holes in canvases, water damage, scratches etc it can be restored. I will carefully repair the damaged area, then re-touch the paint by matching colour and texture to the original painting, and finally match the sheen so that there is no dull or shiny spot. This is a stage process which must be done over a few days in the studio. I can also surface-clean paintings, which may be sooty from hanging near an open fire, or yellowed due to age, or tobacco smoke. I use Gainsborough products, which are designed for use in the restoration of oil paintings.
Repairs To Water Damaged Banner and Plaster Wall
This job was perfect for me! I have a knowledge of painting and decorating skills which meant I knew how to repair the wall, a master-forger’s ability to match colour and style, and a great head for heights and climbing, so I had no problem being 20 feet up on a ladder!