An artwork can be damaged by a number of sources: environmental (temperature, humidity), pore handling and even children crayons. We conserve artwork painted with different mediums, for example, oil, acrylic, mixed medium, etc… Also, on a variety of support, example, canvas, cardboard, wood panel, Masonite, etc…
Below is listed of services we are able to realise. However, it is a non-exhaustive list.
If you have any questions regarding your artwork or collection, please contact us.
Artwork must be clean regularly to avoid irreversible damage from environmental pollution, insect frass, dust…
Stabilisation and consolidation of flaking or powdery paint layer
This can be the result of a miss-step during the creation or resulting from the environment.
Every painting is different, each of them must be assessed to apply the appropriate level of protection and finishes.
Reduce canvas deformation
We reduce deformations.
The appropriate tension to stretch canvas is important as the canvas will move with the variation of humidity and temperature.
Infiling of missing part of the paint layer
The infill is an important step in the restoration process as during this step we will build the filler to mimic the brushstroke of the artistic and support to make our work less visible during the retouch.
Mould will develop and may fragile the artwork eating away bounding substance and irreversibly staining the paint layer.
An oxidised varnish (yellow) can block the visibility of the artwork and can create further damage.
Tears / Holes repairs
Accidents can happen, we are here to help to conserve your artwork for this become a memory.
Canvas reinforcement (lining)
When the support is too weak we have to reinforce the canvas for better preservation.
We prefer to keep the original stretcher as possible. Unfortunately, inappropriate or unhealthy stretchers can create damages and further deformations.
We use conservation grade colours to retouch that we adapt to the artwork.