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K.S. Art Restoration provides services to the Blue Mountains, Penrith, Western Sydney and regional New South Wales. Read on to see how I can best help you.

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Free quotes

A free condition assessment and quote for your artwork is given when you visit the studio. You can book an appointment here.

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Condition reports

A condition report with detailed photos records the current condition of your artwork. Before a valuable piece of art goes on loan, exhibition or to off-site storage it’s a good idea to get it condition reported.

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Full conservation treatments

A full treatment stabilises your painting as well as restoring the original appearance as closely as possible. To see some examples of full painting treatments visit the Gallery page, here

Restoration treatments can include:

  • cleaning of the painting surface;
  • removal of a darkened or deteriorated varnish and re-varnishing the painting;
  • repairing a torn canvas or holes in the canvas;
  • flattening deformations in the canvas or board;
  • removing old repairs and overpaints that are deteriorating;
  • securing and laying down flaking paint; and
  • retouching paint losses and damages.
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Stabilisation treatments

Partial conservation treatments are also possible sometimes. These focus on stabilising the artwork rather than fully restoring its appearance. It maintains and preserves the artwork, which may be further restored at a later date.

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Preventive treatments

Sometimes it’s appropriate or recommended to carry out minor treatments that’ll prevent damage or decay from occurring in the future.

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Collection assessments and Preservation Needs Assessments

Assessments or surveys of your whole art collection can be undertaken. Your collection may include paintings, works on paper, objects and sculptures. For Regional Galleries and art societies, a Preservation Needs Assessment can also be done.

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Documentation and inventorising your art collection

I have experience in documenting and creating detailed inventories of art collections.

Do you have questions?

A common question I get is about pricing. Unfortunately I’m not able to work out the price of a restoration treatment from photos or your description of the painting over the phone. I’ll need to see you painting and do a few tiny tests to work out how your painting is likely to respond to treatment.

You can bring your painting to me for a free assessment and quote. It’s obligation free, and if the quote doesn’t suit your budget we can talk about any possible alternatives. If you have other questions why not check out my Frequently Asked Questions, just click the button below. You can also send me a message or give me a call.

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Small maritime painting before treatment

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Painting after light cleaning and varnishing

Start a Conversation

Fill in the contact form below to start a conversation, or better yet, give me a call.

Kristel:  0415 773 494

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