Oil On Panel Restoration

We often restore oils on panel that have sustained exposure to high humidity or smoke damage. Old varnish layers perish and turn yellow, leading to discolouration and darkening of the painting. The old varnish can be safely removed and the media cleaned, before replacing with museum grade non yellowing varnish.
We often see warping and cracking in panels and boards. We can fully stabilise this by filling cracks and holes, and then sympathetically colour match and retouch to provide a uniform finish consistent with the artwork. Lost pigments are matched so the restoration is invisible and flaking paint can be re adhered using a consolidant and heated onto the canvas.
Occasionally it is necessary to “cradle” the back of the panel, especially if made up of multiple boards in order to support and stabilise the piece.