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