Ink and pencil drawings that have come through our studio include everything from antique sketches and maps to modern and contemporary art. Our ICON accredited paper conservator is on hand to restore many levels of damage, from visual disturbances through to completely torn and creased artworks.
Our ICON accredited paper conservator is able to professionally restore issues such as:
Our team often steps in to ensure the preservation of drawings with historical, cultural and personal importance.
To prevent fading or acidic damage to your ink or mixed media work on paper, our specialist technicians can provide conservation-appropriate framing solutions. This includes the use of materials with low pH levels to eliminate the risk of severe yellowing discolouration and decay.
We can also provide bespoke mount finishes, including washlines that suit the era and style of your artwork.
Ink is especially vulnerable to UV rays, with direct sunlight exposure leading to fading or colour distortion. UV protective glazing for new or existing frames is available to prevent drawings from deteriorating, this is always recommended for the ongoing safety of any artwork on paper.
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.