Parsons GreenFulhamLondonSW6

Painting Restorations

Specialist Oil Paintings Repair and Restoration

Phone Number: 07768 470473

Oil Painting Storage

Whether you're an art enthusiast or an aspiring artist, discovering a safe place oil painting storage could be tough. Paintings are fragile and must be managed with meticulous care. It's important to ensure you're placing your artwork away in the best condition possible, then preserving it in that condition.


Oil paints age best in stable, moderate atmospheres. This includes moderating temperature levels, moisture, and a modest quantity of light. The basic suggestion calls for dark storage space, but oil paints can take a constant light exposure.

Oil paintings are comprised of a variety of layers, the initial (or base) which is the canvas. The canvas is normally composed of bed linen or flax which has been primed with adhesive to minimise the absorbency of the canvas before priming.

Often comprised of lots of layers is the oil painting itself. The tool and technique of application usually determine the durability of the paint. Normally, the paint is comprised of a variety of thin layers painted in various methods to generate the wanted impact for the painting. Varnish is used as a top layer for the oil painting and brings all the layers of paint with each other as well as securing them. Varnish can also be utilised to divide layers of paint and is utilised throughout paint restoration to divide any retouching of the painting that's needed, to make sure that the repair is fully relatively easy to fix for their client.

  • Never lean the front or back surface of an extended canvas on a pointed or sharp object, no matter how little. This will leave damage that will disfigure your painting. If you have to lean it against something, lean it on the timber of its stretcher bars to ensure that nothing is pressing against the canvas.
  • Long-term exposure to direct sunshine will certainly fade the shades in your oil painting. Please consider this when choosing a place for your work.
  • ou may wish to dust your paint routinely, to ensure that a thick layer of dirt does not develop. It will dry out the paint and cause fracturing and peeling. Do not spray any domestic cleaning product on the surface. Dirt with a soft, dry fabric.
  • Never ever expose your painting to extreme warm, extreme cold, or to extreme moisture.