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    How To Care For Paintings

    Fine Art How To Interior Decorating Paintings Restoration

    How To Care For Paintings

    Paintings are fragile creations that require special care to ensure their continued preservation. Paintings consist of various layers. The paint is applied to a support, typically canvas or wood, which is usually first primed with a glue sizing and/or ground layer. Traditional paintings are finished with a coat of varnish. Contemporary paintings, naïve, or folk art may not have a ground layer or varnish coating. Paintings that do not have all of the traditional layers may be more fragile and susceptible to change or damage. The paint layers can be made of pigments in oil, acrylic (or other synthetics), encaustic...

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    Picture Frame Restoration

    Antique Picture Frames Antiques Frame Restoration Restoration

    Picture Frame Restoration

    Restoring a picture frame will give it new life. Antique picture frames frequently need cleaning, repair of broken pieces, conservation, and restoration of the original gilded surfaces. They may also need re-gilding and antiquing, joining and reinforcing damaged corners. Before – The ornament has broken off this frame in several places. The wood has split, compromising the structural integrity. Some of the ornament is missing. The frame also has a coating of dirt and oxidized bronze paint on it.   After – The frame has been mended, the wood is secured, and the ornament reattached. Casts were taken and fit into...

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