Mould in oil paintings

Guides and advice, Oil Painting

Preventative measures can help protect against mould which becomes prevalent when relative humidity is raised above 55%; when the temperature is around 20 degrees celsius and in darkness. In response, to fight off infestation it is recommended for the environment to be controlled, for the relative humidity to be maintained below 55%, for the environment… Read more »

Common problems that affect oil paintings

Guides and advice, Oil Painting

The conservation and restoration of oil paintings is a complex practice which incorporates a wide range of treatments responding to the multiple issues that may have caused damages to your painting.  The heterogeneous layer structure which constructs the easel painting presents a variety of different materials increasing the complexity of treatment particularly due to the… Read more »

Restoring oil paintings

Guides and advice, Oil Painting

What is painting restoration? Painting restoration refers to a number of different treatments you can have on your painting to improve its aesthetics. These include: The removal of surface dirt, such as dust, soot and smoke The removal and replacement of aged, yellowed or discoloured varnish The replacement of missing sections of paint The repair… Read more »