“How much” is an important question for you, the owner and a complex one for us, the restorers.
In order to determine a price, we need to physically examine the the works’ condition.
Paintings, sculptures and other objects brought to us for restoration will first be examined and photographically documented. On request, a report will be compiled detailing the condition of the work and an estimate of the cost of the restoration will be established. Estimates are preliminary only and subject to change based on first hand inspection and further research.
Artworks cannot be restored by the square meter and the magic cleaning solution does not exist. They are, just like their creators, complex and highly individual by nature. Each and every item requires, deserves and needs specific attention and treatment
According to our records the cost of a restoration can range from a few hundred, to tenth of thousands of Rand. It entirely depends on what has to be done and how long it will take.
The client will be consulted at all times should estimates and or work schedules change.
Deposit: Once the client has decided to proceed with the restoration a 50% deposit is required to commence with the actual restoration.
Hourly Rate: Regardless of the actual value of the artwork our hourly rate
ranges from R 700.- to R 1000.- depending on the intricacy of the job.
Valuations, insurance related cases, in situ consultations, collecting of artworks and deliveries are charged at R 700.00 per hour.
Payment: Our terms are strictly COD unless prior arrangements have been made. Outstanding accounts will be charged at 2% interest per month.
Insurance: It is the responsibility of the customer to notify their insurance company that their artworks are on our premises for restoration. We will not be held responsible for any loss or damage by third parties to items submitted to us for restoration.
Storage: After the restoration has been completed, the first 7 days of storage are free of charge, thereafter a storage fee from R 30.00 per day, depending on the work’s size, will be levied. Artworks stored for longer than 2 months will be sold to defray expenses.
To assist you in defining the condition of your artwork, use our preliminary assessment form (PDF) and try to answer
as many of the questions as you can.
If possible document the areas of your concern with detailed photographs, as they can give a clearer understanding of what needs to be done to restore the work and send them with the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By doing so, the dialogue between restorer and client, becomes a lot clearer.
The quality of our products and their application is recognized according to internationally accepted standards. The products used in all restorations are stable but nevertheless reversible.
Please be assured that we will exercise all reasonable care in the execution of the restoration process.