The UK's National Restoration Company

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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.

Our restoration services comprise oil paintings, watercolours and works on paper, frames and gilding, new framing options, antique furniture,  textiles, ceramics and sculptures.

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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Our services

Oil Painting Restoration

OIL PAINTING RESTORATION

Treatments include cleaning, repairing tears, re-lining the canvas and stabilising cracked and lost paint.

 

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Watercolour Restoration

WORKS ON PAPER

Often on fragile paper and susceptible to tears, holes, mould, insect infestation, foxing and acid damage from mounts and boards.

 

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Frame Restoration

FRAME RESTORATION

Whether a frame is aged, tarnished, damaged, cracked or has missing areas they can all be repaired, cleaned and re-gilded.

 

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Furniture Conservation by Fine Art Restoration Company

FURNITURE RESTORATION

Our specialist craftsmen are highly skilled in all areas and techniques of furniture conservation. 

 

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Fabric and Textile Conservation by the Fine Art Restoration Company

TEXTILE RESTORATION

Our dedicated team of textile conservators have a wide range of skills and experience allowing for the best treatment solutions.

 

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Ceramic Restoration

CERAMIC RESTORATION

We stabilise cracks, align broken pieces and remould missing areas. Then retouch to match the original materials and decoration.

 

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Storage by the Fine Art Restoration Company

STORAGE

We have safe, protected storage facilities where your artwork can be held securely until you need it.

 

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Artwork Valuations

VALUATIONS

Our valuations can help you understand how much your artwork could achieve at auction – before and after restoration.

 

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Oil Painting Cleaner

OIL PAINTING CLEANER

The DIY solution, our specially blended oil painting cleaning kit will let you clean surface dirt and enhance your artwork.

 

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Restoring a Water Damaged Oil Painting

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

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

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.

Client Testimonials

“I wanted to compliment you on the restoration you performed on my two mid 19th Century oil paintings by W. Muller. The dramatic improvement brought about by the cleaning and re-varnishing, together with the stabilisation and re-gilding of the plaster frames, was extraordinary. The quotation, collection and return were all accomplished professionally. It was a pleasure using your company.”

Bernard Chudley, Cornwall

2018-02-22T11:24:22+00:00

Bernard Chudley, Cornwall

“I wanted to compliment you on the restoration you performed on my two mid 19th Century oil paintings by W. Muller. The dramatic improvement brought about by the cleaning and re-varnishing, together with the stabilisation and re-gilding of the plaster frames, was extraordinary. The quotation, collection and return were all accomplished professionally. It was a pleasure using your company.”
Many thanks – the picture is almost unrecognisable from the painting that I sent in!

Tom Oglivie-Graham

2018-02-22T11:31:00+00:00

Tom Oglivie-Graham

Many thanks – the picture is almost unrecognisable from the painting that I sent in!
An excellent service carried out with minimum fuss, on time and on budget. I would definitely use again.

Bob Hudson, Cornwall

2018-04-11T07:09:03+00:00

Bob Hudson, Cornwall

An excellent service carried out with minimum fuss, on time and on budget. I would definitely use again.
Thanks for doing such a good job on my pictures – I’m very pleased.

Mary, London

2018-04-11T07:10:51+00:00

Mary, London

Thanks for doing such a good job on my pictures – I’m very pleased.
A big thank you to you to all the team at the Fine Art Restoration Co., for your exceptional service and excellent work. You were very impressive from the first phone call, your follow up, your flexibility on the cost and changing your scheduling so that we received the painting back in good time. On the painting itself, she looks absolutely fabulous and you wouldn’t know that there was ever a significant tear on her.

Helen Gaidatzis

2018-04-11T07:11:52+00:00

Helen Gaidatzis

A big thank you to you to all the team at the Fine Art Restoration Co., for your exceptional service and excellent work. You were very impressive from the first phone call, your follow up, your flexibility on the cost and changing your scheduling so that we received the painting back in good time. On the painting itself, she looks absolutely fabulous and you wouldn’t know that there was ever a significant tear on her.
I really appreciate the restoration and framing and framing you did for me. The result is very pleasing and I am sure that it will look terrific in the Royal Dragoon Guards Museum in York. My wife, who is the granddaughter of John, is also delighted.

Ralph Murphy

2018-04-11T07:19:03+00:00

Ralph Murphy

I really appreciate the restoration and framing and framing you did for me. The result is very pleasing and I am sure that it will look terrific in the Royal Dragoon Guards Museum in York. My wife, who is the granddaughter of John, is also delighted.
We had a damaged oil painting with a rip in the canvas. The Fine art restoration company collected the painting, restored it and returned it, within the promised time window. The repair was virtually invisible and the painting is now back on the wall. Overall a very good service and reasonably priced.

Jonathan Refson

2018-04-11T07:19:35+00:00

Jonathan Refson

We had a damaged oil painting with a rip in the canvas. The Fine art restoration company collected the painting, restored it and returned it, within the promised time window. The repair was virtually invisible and the painting is now back on the wall. Overall a very good service and reasonably priced.
Many thanks for the beautiful restoration of my painting. It has been a real pleasure dealing with you all and I am beyond delighted with my beautifully restored picture.  Please thank everyone involved from me, their work is truly amazing and I would never hesitate to recommend your services or use you again.
2019-04-01T14:19:03+00:00
Many thanks for the beautiful restoration of my painting. It has been a real pleasure dealing with you all and I am beyond delighted with my beautifully restored picture.  Please thank everyone involved from me, their work is truly amazing and I would never hesitate to recommend your services or use you again.

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