Cleaning paintings is one of our most common restoration tasks. Hopefully you can get a feel for the change we achieve from these images.
But, in reality, it is the owners of the paintings who are the only people who can really appreciate the restoration work. A painting which has accumulated a layer of grime over the years, sometimes decades, loses its lustre. When the owners see their painting restored to its former glory they often have tears in their eyes.
Please click on the images so you can (hopefully) see the difference the cleaning process has made to these two paintings.