The UK's National Restoration Company
The Fine Art Restoration Company are experts in cleaning and restoring paintings, from historic oil paintings and watercolours to contemporary works of art. Since establishing our studio over 35 years ago, we have worked with clients all over the UK; from AXA Art and the BBC to the Church of England and the National Trust.
As well as many prestigious corporate clients and collections, we are the fine art restorers of choice to art collectors and private families throughout the United Kingdom. Offices in London and Carlisle.
Just a few of the clients we have worked for
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OIL PAINTING RESTORATION
Treatments include cleaning, repairing tears, re-lining the canvas and stabilising cracked and lost paint.
WORKS ON PAPER
Often on fragile paper and susceptible to tears, holes, mould, insect infestation, foxing and acid damage from mounts and boards.
Our specialist craftsmen are highly skilled in all areas and techniques of furniture conservation.
Our dedicated team of textile conservators have a wide range of skills and experience allowing for the best treatment solutions.
We have safe, protected storage facilities where your artwork can be held securely until you need it.
Our valuations can help you understand how much your artwork could achieve at auction – before and after restoration.
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Restoring a Water Damaged Oil Painting
When an oil painting becomes water damaged, deterioration is instant. We recently restored an 18th century water damaged oil painting. In this case, water has touched the painting at some point over the years, and additional damage has required the need for restoration.
How to treat foxing in a watercolour
If you are a collector of watercolour paintings or works on paper, you may be familiar with the appearance of reddish brown spots on your painting, commonly known as ‘foxing’. These rusty looking patches can mar the appeal of your painting, and if left untreated can cause serious damage to an already delicate artwork.
What type of artwork damage can be restored?
Paintings and artwork can be damaged in many different ways because of a variety of circumstances. Our talented team of conservators can restore the vast majority of problems that occur. Take a look at our list to see some of the most popular problems, if your issue isn’t included please get in contact.
Bernard Chudley, Cornwall
Bob Hudson, Cornwall