The UK's National Restoration Company

We are experts in cleaning and restoring paintings, from historic oil paintings and watercolours to contemporary works of art. Since establishing our studio over 30 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 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 fine art restorers of choice to art collectors and private families throughout the United Kingdom.

Just a few of the clients we have worked for

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Oil Painting Restoration

When environmental factors or accidental damage has required the need for oil painting restoration, an extensive range of conservation methods are available to stabilise and repair the painting. Common treatments include cleaning, repairing tears, re-lining the canvas and stabilising cracked and lost paint.

Watercolour Restoration

The restoration of watercolour paintings and works on paper can be a particularly delicate process. Paintings are often completed on fragile paper, and are more susceptible to tears, punctures, mould and insect infestation. Other issues that affect watercolours and works on paper can include foxing and acid damage from mounts and backing boards.

Picture frame Restoration

Whether a frame is aged, tarnished, or damaged, careful frame restoration will provide the necessary structural support your artwork needs, and will complement it well aesthetically. Cracking and missing decorative areas can all be repaired, and the frames can be cleaned and re-gilded.

How we help you restore your artwork

Helpful and friendly
customer service and advice

Specialist conservator assigned
to your restoration

Detailed recommendation report
with full breakdown of costs

A clear and convenient
work schedule

Nationwide packing,
collection and delivery service

Regular photographic
updates

Helpful and friendly
customer service and advice

Specialist conservator assigned
to your restoration

Detailed recommendation report
with full breakdown of costs

A clear and convenient
work schedule

Nationwide packing,
collection and delivery service

Regular photographic
updates

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Restoring a Water Damaged Oil Painting

When an oil painting becomes water damaged, deterioration is instant. For an 18th century oil painting we have just completed restoring, the consequences of the water infiltration were extensive and immediately evident. 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.

Client Testimonials

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.
“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!

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