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How a Painting Can Be Restored After Mold

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Restoration: close up of a painting final retouch The professionals will take any damaged artwork for mold cleaning

Restoring A Painting After Mold Damage

During a mold cleaning at your Mount Prospect, IL, you may be worried about any artwork that may have been affected. Fortunately, in many cases, paintings can be restored. Here are three things you should know about this process.

1. Contact a Professional

Anytime you have mold damage in your home you should contact a local mold remediation service. These professionals can help with item restoration as well as removing the mold from your home and inspecting for any contributing factors such as water damage. It’s important to know that many mold remediation services offer the ability to restore damage to multiple household item types, including artwork,

2. Cleaning Should Be Done Carefully

The professionals will take any damaged artwork for mold cleaning. This process will involve an assessment of how much mold damage has occurred and what kind of repairs can be done. Most paintings should be restore-able. During the cleaning, the professional will use special cleaners that can remove the mold without causing further damage. It may be necessary to remove old varnish from the painting to properly clean the piece but once the restoration is complete it should be resealed.

3. Restoration of the Art is Possible

Once the piece is clean the professional performing the restoration can talk over the damage with you as well as what type or restoration level is possible. These professionals can repair frames, remove old varnish, and even touch up paint to damaged sections. Restoration professionals should be using special supplies which allow for any work they do to be removed and redone if there should ever be a need for further repairs.

When performing a mold cleaning in your home it’s important to remember that even damaged paintings can be restored. This process should be carried out by a professional who can carefully clean the painting and then restore any details that may need attention. If you have any questions a remediation professional should be able to help.

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