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Offline annettej

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Painting restoration.
« on: Thursday 30 May 19 10:14 BST (UK) »
I have a very large old painting done c1840's with frame measures 3ft by 4ft but it desperately needs cleaning and possibly some restoration work.  Does any one have any suggestions please?
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Re: Painting restoration.
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 30 May 19 10:58 BST (UK) »
I think I'd take it to a professional restorer. The pigments of that period are often 'rogue' and would need  an expert treatment.

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Re: Painting restoration.
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 30 May 19 12:33 BST (UK) »
Spit on a cotton bud is supposed to be good.

That makes me wonder if dog drool would work as well ... I have an oil which needs a clean but I'm not sure I could manufacture enough to clean the whole thing. My dog on the other hand .....  ;D

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Re: Painting restoration.
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 30 May 19 12:41 BST (UK) »
Ruskie, really   ::) ::) ::)
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Re: Painting restoration.
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 30 May 19 12:49 BST (UK) »
How about a free make-over at "The Repair Shop?"  ;D

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Re: Painting restoration.
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 30 May 19 13:27 BST (UK) »
Como le dijo el mosquito a la rana, "Mas vale morir en el vino que vivir en el agua"

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Re: Painting restoration.
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 30 May 19 14:44 BST (UK) »
Ruskie, really   ::) ::) ::)

Yes. I saw the art expert on Antiques Roadshow recommending spit. He cleaned a little sample patch of the painting someone brought it. (it worked very well)  :)

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Re: Painting restoration.
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 30 May 19 14:56 BST (UK) »
It was the dog slobber that I was querying. Did he have a dog?


Not sure but here's one site:

https://fineart-restoration.co.uk/our-services/oil-painting-restoration/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIq8m-rbTD4gIVV-DtCh3OewdNEAAYASAAEgKNrvD_BwE
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Re: Painting restoration.
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 30 May 19 18:52 BST (UK) »
Thank you all for your comments & advice. ;)
LONDON - Lewis, Bone, Ashby, Balch, Gayler, Williams, Dolt, Gudgeon, Veale.
CAMBS - Warboys, Worboys.
HERTS - Ashby, Eames, Elliott, Wellings.
STAFFS - Bate, Purslow, Cresswell.
KENT - Nightingale, Orrom, Prall,
SUSSEX - Lawrence/Laurence
NORTHANTS - Worboys, Evans,
WORCS , STAFFS, SALOP - Oakes, Northall, Knight, Mills,