What is Art Restoration?
Art restoration is a term often used but sometimes misunderstood. The purpose of art restoration is to ensure that artwork does not
fall foul to the ravages of time or external environmental factors – and if it does so, to rectify these concerns before they become
The smoke released from tobacco products or fireplaces, excessive sunlight or darkness and spillages, including but not limited to
water, can all damage paintings. Unavoidable deterioration will also arise through dust particles found in the air. This makes periodic
art restoration essential. Thankfully for collectors, Simon Gillespie offers premier acrylic painting restoration in London.
If you are looking for art restoration in the UK, seek out Simon Gillespie. Our expert and experienced team offer a range of services
relating to acrylic painting restoration. Our skills include, but are not limited to:
General cleaning is an essential element of art restoration in the UK. As discussed, debris and dirt can build on a work of art,
eventually threatening to mar the visage and quality of the portrait. Naturally, this damage cannot be repaired by conventional means
or using traditional household cleaning products. You'll need the skills of a professional, experienced in acrylic painting restoration
and cleaning. Call upon Simon Gillespie for this – art restoration throughout the UK is our speciality.
Cleaning a portrait is the first step of art restoration, but not the last or only. Repairing surface-level imperfections is the first element
of acrylic painting restoration. The varnish originally used by an artist will age over time, which leads to the darkening and fading of
formerly bright and vibrant colours.
For acrylic painting restoration in London, look no further than Simon Gillespie. A combination of experience and high-quality
materials ensures that our restoration team will reverse these damages, removing old layers of varnish and replacing them with