When it comes to restoring a painting, the cost of the project depends on the extent of the damage. Every conservation effort is unique and requires an individual assessment. The value of the painting is also a factor to consider, as it can have sentimental value or be a financial asset. Before any restoration work can begin, the painting must be evaluated by a curator to determine the type of solution needed for cleaning.
The type of paint used in a historic work can include unusual pigments, such as Egyptian brown, lapis lazuli, white lead, and even shades of green that contain arsenic. It is important to note that any restoration should not diminish the value of the original work. If you are unsure of the real market value of your painting, we can provide you with a general estimate or point you to potential specialists who can provide you with a more accurate assessment. When it comes to insurance for your painting, it is important to make sure that any damage does not materially affect the original work.
If you are concerned about potential damage or if you have damaged the paint yourself, it is possible to restore the painting without diminishing its value. At the end of the day, it is up to you to decide how much you are willing to invest in restoring your painting. If it has great sentimental value or is a financial asset, then it may be worth investing in its restoration. We can provide you with an estimate and point you in the right direction for specialists who can help you with your project.