The conservation and restoration of papier-mache take into account the various materials used in its preparation and production, as well as the age of the artwork or item and the historic deterioration it may face.
Treatments avoid the use of water or liquids and are tailored to the precise needs of the item, ensuring there is no damage to the delicate papier mache structure.
Our team has had the pleasure of restoring large papier-mache sculptures, including a lifesize tiger that had been mauled by a puppy, and a hanging bull sculpture with a bright white surface that had been discoloured by a build-up of dust and debris.
Typical issues we see with papier-mache artworks and items include dents, loss of paint, scratches, full or partial breakages, mould growth, and bites or chew marks left by pets.
Once the interior of papier-mache is no longer sealed with paint or lacquer, it is also vulnerable to all of the dangers faced by paper, as well as becoming a welcoming environment for rot, mould, and pests such as mice and insects.
If you have a papier-mache artwork, item or piece of furniture which requires restoration or a professional assessment, please contact our team who will be happy to help.
We are very pleased with the careful and considered restoration of our wooden sculpture. The repaired sections blend seamlessly and the original colours and styling have been matched. It has all been cleaned and looks a treat! From the initial contact, accurate quote and timescale, regular updates, couriering and the accomplished work itself, it was a professional service from start to finish.
My broken figurine was restored to excellent condition thanks to this company, I didn't dream it would be as good as I was told. Also the peace of mind not sending it by post was worth it, it was collected and delivered back to me extremely safely. I was also kept informed during the whole process! Thank goodness I clicked on fine art restoration to do the job!