Restoration of a damaged oil paintings

One of the most common oil painting restoration tasks we perform for clients is surface cleaning. When we surface clean an oil painting we use a variety of methods to carefully remove yellowed varnish, soot, nicotine and other surface dirt from the delicate oil paint.

Restoration Before


Restoration After


Example of oil painting restoration

One of the most common problems for our clients is trying to visualise how their damaged oil painting will look once it is fully repaired and restored to its original condition.

Here you will find some photos and descriptions of the artwork restoration processes involved which should give you a good idea of what can be achieved with professional art restoration.

When it arrived at the studio the oil paint had dried out and begun to flake off the canvas. The canvas also had several tears.

After undertaking surface analysis in the studio we stablised and reconditioned the paintwork, removed the yellowed varnish, re-lined the torn canvas,surface cleaned and restored the paintwork. Once this was completed we applied a coat of new varnish.

Oil Painting Restoration