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REMOVING DISCOLOURED VARNISH FROM AN OIL PAINTING

    Removing discoloured varnish from an oil painting When removing varnish from a painting one winds a small ball of cotton wool around a wooden stick to form a cotton bud. This is then dipped into the solvent and disposed onto the varnished surface […]

A Variety of Tasks

Recent visitors to the Studio A small bronze Buddha sculpture A 19th century portrait – oil on canvas A contemporary South African sculpture Art comes in all forms and sizes for treatment. The variety of artistic expression is simply amazing. Craftsmanship paired with creativity and […]

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Restoration of Sculptures

Whilst in transit, sculptures, because of their size, dimensions or physical make up, are difficult to handle. Frequently objects get damaged during the move. Transport in general requires adequate packaging, crating and careful handling. Here the unfortunate incidence whereby a fork lift was driven into […]

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The Cleaning of Paintings

The cleaning of paintings is a very delicate and time consuming task. Broadly one can differentiate between: surface cleaning  varnish removal  removal of over-paint Depending on the nature of the substance that covers the original paint structure a variety of solvents, soaps, enzymes and mechanical […]