Conservation of paintings

From old master pictures to contemporary art including classical modernity,‭ ‬the conservation problems occurring‭ ‬on painted objects are many and varied,‭ ‬each case presenting a different set of possible degenerative incidents.‭ ‬The interplay between varnish,‭ ‬paint layers,‭ ‬ground and supports made of wood,‭ ‬canvas or other,‭ ‬can result in various types of damages which we treat whenever possible with‭ ‬reversible methods.‭ ‬During the entire duration of conservation the‭ ‬objects‭ ‬are stored in a safe which can house‭ ‬large format‭ ‬works of art.

Following below is a selection of conservational treatments which we can offer to paintings or other painted objects:

  • removal of yellowed or degraded varnishes of every composition‭ (‬synthetic,‭ ‬dammar,‭ ‬shellac,‭ ‬etc.‭)‬.‭ ‬Notably using the‭ ‘‬micro friction‭’‬ method‭ ‬particularly‭ ‬suited for paintings with chemically insoluble varnishes,‭ ‬bituminous damage or‭ ‬for removal of‭ ‬other disfiguring layers‭ (‬e.g.‭ ‬spray damages‭)‬.‭
  • removal of unsuitable old linings‭
  • restoration of torn or faulty canvas
  • protective surface treatments and if necessary application of a new coat of varnish‭ (‬synthetic or other‭)
  • strip-linings‭ (‬reinforcement by means of application of a supplementary support‭) ‬with canvas,‭ ‬acid-free paper or cardboard,‭ ‬or other suitable supports,‭ ‬with or without interleaf‭
  • consolidation of split or damaged panel paintings‭ (‬woodworm‭)
  • lowering and consolidation‭ ‬of raised or loose paint layers‭
  • retouching and adaptation of paint losses‭
  • treatment of water-‭ ‬or fire damages on paintings or other objects of art‭
  • stretching of rolled up paintings‭ ‬on custom made wooden‭ (‬or other‭) ‬stretchers
  • treatment of bulges and distortions in paintings‭