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Queen Elizabeth II document before restoration

When a historic or contemporary document is damaged it may seem devastating, as the delicate words and signatures may be severely affected. Luckily, our professional paper conservator is on hand to restore a wide range of issues, from water disturbances and foxing to severe tears and creasing. 

Our ICON accredited paper conservator is able to professionally restore issues such as:

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

Our team often steps in to ensure the preservation of documents with historical, cultural and personal importance. 

Typical documents our conservator can restore include:

  • Certificates
  • Military papers
  • Handwritten letters
  • Prayer sheets
  • Signed papers
  • Charters and founding documents for schools, charities, churches or wider organisations

Protective framing

Conservation safe and protective framing options can also be offered by our specialist technicians, ensuring that paper is kept away from damaging acids and chemicals found in everyday mounts or backing boards.

In addition to this, UV protective glazing is available to prevent your precious document from fading. Any work on paper is highly susceptible to fading, so this is always recommended for ongoing safety. 

Queen Elizabeth II document after restoration

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Although my print was badly degraded by the artist's use of double-sided tape and an acidic backing mount, it had great emotional significance for me. It felt like a risky leap of faith to send it as I had not used Fine Art Restoration Company before. It came back immaculate and transformed, returned to its original condition and with no discernable damage to the subtle graphite drawing. The company were reassuring and returned it with no hassle. Highly recommended.

We sent in a very mouldy print that came back probably in better condition than when it was bought! We were constantly updated as to the status of the restoration and the service was impeccable. We had previously sent in a small oil painting for cleaning that now hangs in pride of place. Both had sentimental value of familiar places. I can highly recommend the quality of the work and the fantastic customer service.

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