|Whether you have a valuable old painting in need
of conservation work or a picture of purely sentimental value, our picture
repair restorers may be able to help. We provide a complete service; oil
painting cleaning, retouching, relining of paintings and pictures on canvas,
removal of stains from watercolours and pastel paintings, foxing caused
by dampness, changes in temperature and humidity which can cause mildew.
Oil Painting Cleaning and Restoration at Myton
Gallery, Hull, East Yorkshire
|Older oil paintings are almost always varnished.
This was done to protect the picture from damage caused by the gradual build
up of dirt; many households in previous years had open coal fires and occupants
who were smokers. This build up of nicotine and soot mutes the colours over
time so you may not even realise how the dirty the painting becomes. The
varnish will invariably become discoloured and yellow over time. The old
varnish needs to be removed, any other restoration work required can then
be carried out, and new varnish applied to the artwork.
Oil paintings, whether on panel or canvas can also blister or crack, and
paint lifts and flakes off. All of these issues can be addressed and rectified
by our picture restorers. Please don't hesitate to contact
Myton Gallery, Hull to have your artwork assessed by our picture restorers,
and receive a no-obligation quote for any painting restoration work they
recommend be carried out; from straight forward oil painting cleaning, through
to more involved picture repair, retouching, canvas relining or antique
Examples of Pictures Cleaned