These two pictures were damaged by a fire at a restaurant on Melton Road in Leicester.
Water damaged picture
The first image below shows a picture of Gandi with a translation of the Indian National Anthem. The image, approximately 2m wide x 1.5m tall, had suffered water damage, a common problem that the fire fighters can’t help. Better to be a little damaged by water rather than completely destroyed by the fire itself.
The picture required re-sealing and the frame had to be re-stained. The water had affected the backing board and consequently the picture had slipped down within the frame.
Ash and Soot damaged carving
The second, a carved cement image, was black with ash and soot damaged. Many hours were spent meticulously removing all of the black debris before applying several coats of good quality acrylic paint.
Re-hanging the pictures
Once all of the restoration and repair work was completed we re-hung the pictures in the rejuvenated building. They help provide a very individual image to the restaurant.