oil paintings



KS Art Restoration primarily serves private art collectors in the Blue Mountains and Western Sydney. You will need to travel to my studio in Katoomba to make use of my services. 

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 by contacting me directly, click on the link here.

Kristel Smits art restoration

Condition reports

A condition report with detailed photos will record 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 creating an inventory of your collection

Assessments or surveys of your art collection can be undertaken and an inventory of the collection can be created, including photography of each artwork. This may be useful or essential for insurance purposes. Your collection may include paintings, works on paper, objects and sculptures. Whilst I only restore paintings, I’m experienced at condition checking and reporting on artworks of many different materials.

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 your 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. If you have other questions why not check out my Frequently Asked Questions on the Contact page – 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

Get in Touch

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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