A watercolour painting is one of the most sensitive genres of artwork, these delicate landscapes and portraits require professional conservation treatments following damage to ensure their safety.

W Heaton Cooper Watercolour Restoration FoxingAbove: a watercolour before and after restoration due to foxing and acidic discolouration 

Watercolours can face drastic deterioration from humidity levels, sunlight exposure, accidents and household disasters such as flooding, leaks and fires.

Paper damage that our conservation team can restore includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Water damage
  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Mould growth and moisture disturbances
  • Foxing and discolouration
  • Tears and creasing
  • Acidic mount and frame deterioration
  • Damages following a household disaster or accident

Our ICON accredited paper conservator would like to share the following details on watercolour damages and what to avoid:

How can we help?

If you have a watercolour in need of professional restoration or care, please reach out to our helpful team who will be happy to assist further.

To make contact please email us via [email protected] or call 0207 112 7576