Watercolours and Works on Paper Restoration

Works on paper can cover a myriad of artwork, from watercolour paintings, etchings, engravings, pastels, pencil to screen prints and lithographs. Common problems include…. - Foxing, moisture and impurities in the paper causes rusty brown spots. - The appearance of mould from being in an area of high humidity or damp environment - Acid Damage often caused from mounts and backing boards that contain acid, this in turn causes the paper to yellow. - Insect damage often caused by silverfish Stained paper can be washed, and areas of heavy staining lightly bleached .Tears are lined with japanese tissue and the fibres pulled back together.