Conservation, Restoration and Repair

We can help you fall in love your piece all over again. You won’t have to hide it under the bed or in your cupboard anymore!

Fixing something might be as simple as a good clean, mending a broken frame or cutting new glass can transform your piece.

If you want an updated style we can reframe, add an an updated mat colour.

Using quality archival standard products and skills acquired over decades, we can often repair a tear in a canvas or watercolour, disguise a scratch or a ding or minimise a deep fold.

Sometimes paintings hung over a fireplace and are dirty and discoloured and need a good clean. Sometimes water has got into a frame and the mat is discoloured and mouldy.

We can fix most of these things at least to as point that they are not immediately noticeable.

We believe prevention is better than cure. We endeavour to use archival products and give you advice on how to store and hang art safely. We aim to make our framing reversible incase of accidental damage.

We will refer you to another conservateur if the damage is too great or the medium is unstable and requires a skill we don’t have.

Don’t despair if your favourite piece has been knocked about, we may be able to help.