Geertje Foth

Studio for conservation and restoration

Cleaning · Varnish Removal

Paintings are usually displayed without the protection of glass, exposed to dust, soot and smoke normally found indoors. Everything that contributes to the soiling of walls also affects the paintings displayed on them. 
Walls get repainted periodically, yet paintings are left without maintenance for decades.

With a few exceptions, varnishes  are used to protect paint layers from damage. Unfortunately, they have a tendency to yellow with age. Yellowed varnishes and also soiled surfaces hide the authentic idea and the intent of the artist. Removing these built-up surface coatings, soiled and discoloured varnish, reveals the original layers the artist painted, showing colors that were difficult to see.


All materials are conservation grade and remain reversible over time


For further information see: Painting Conservation/Restoration

Information / Consulting

We will gladly give you further information and advice.

fon: +49 (0)40-898938

cell: +49 (0)172 4020764

Geertje Foth gepr. Restauratorin VDR

Beerenweg 6-8 22761 Hamburg fon: +49 (0)40-898938