Restoration

Since 1968, the Studios  have been involved in the restoration of oil paintings. There  is no cost for the examination of artwork either at the owner's  home, or here at the studios. To determine the actual cost of the work, testing is required. This enables us to determine the appropriate procedures for conserving any painting.

Once that  is determined and a cost estimate is provided, it can often take  two to three months to complete the work. Our general philosophy  is to return the painting to its original state with as little  methodology as possible. What is most important is preserving  the actual image, and stabilizing the support where necessary.  We are happy to refer customers with works on paper to professional  services.

Chaffee Painting Restoration

Landscape painting after partial cleaning of left hand side.