Cleaning Oil Paintings

…a job requiring knowledge, skill and a caring attention to detail

Some of the paintings which Gadsbys, Leicester are asked to clean are worth hundreds or thousands of pounds others carry only emotional value. All paintings which we clean are treated with the same loving care and attention. In most cases, including this one, the process involves:

  • removing the picture from the original frame
  • removing the old varnish
  • a light clean
  • re-varnishing
  • re framing the picture either into the original frame or into a new one in-keeping with the style of the picture

Where necessary the client is contact during the process to discuss the progress so far and next steps.

cleaning oil paintings