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Paolozzi print before

Our conservation team works with precision to ensure the safety of modern and contemporary artworks, from the restoration of foxing and water damage to the most devastating tears.

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

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

Conservation treatments are all tested to ensure your print is safe throughout the process. Minimal intervention to maintain artistic integrity is always at the forefront of our conservator’s mind, so you can rest assured that no unnecessary treatments will take place during the restoration.

High-value print restoration

We regularly care for highly valuable artworks with a specialism in the preservation and framing of Banksy prints. Our team has also restored artworks from many well-known artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, and Eduardo Paolozzi.

Our studio and transportation are insured for high-value artworks and items, extra coverage can be arranged if this is required. You can rest assured that your print is in the hands of trained and experienced professionals.


Protective framing

Many frames harbour acidic elements within the mount, backing board or surrounding materials. This will slowly contaminate the artwork leading it to darken, yellow and begin to deteriorate.

Our paper conservator often works on paintings, prints and posters which have been disturbed in this way, safely clearing any contamination before they can be reframed in a safer option.

We use conservation-appropriate framing materials, ensuring that all materials have neutral pH levels. Our technicians avoid the use of any acidic elements when creating a bespoke mount for your print. 

The original frame can be kept with only the mount and backing board replaced, or an entirely new frame can be selected to suit the artwork or your own preference. 

Our team will provide you with a portfolio of frames, allowing you to view your artwork in a range of suitable options before deciding to go ahead.

UV protection

All works on paper are highly sensitive to fading from UV rays, sometimes to the point of complete loss. UV protection is highly recommended for valuable artworks. 

Our technicians offer UV protective glazing for new or existing frames. Museum view glass helps to prevent fading whilst allowing for a wonderfully clear view of the print. 

Paolozzi print after

Warhol print example

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Before and after - slide to restore

torn photograph
Modern pastel portrait
Handwritten Paoer Water Damage
Queen poster
Modern art poster
Antique map
Discoloured antique print
Torn discoloured watercolour
Paper Restoration

How much will my restoration cost?

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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