Sherman Art Conservation
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221 Sea Cliff Ave.
Sea Cliff, NY 11579
Ph: (516) 671-9435
Sherman Art Conservation

Services for Artwork Restorations

Sherman Art Conservation offers:
  • ◊  Conservation treatments on all paintings
  • ◊  Conservation of Murals
  • ◊  Polychromed Sculpture  
  • ◊  Collection Surveys
Below are the main types of procedures executed within a typical conservation treatment. Usually a number of the following procedures must be combined within a particular treatment. In all cases an examination of the painting will determine the most suitable course of action. Usually several different options can be given to satisfy the owner’s expectations and budget.

Surface (Cosmetic) work:

  • Cleaning:
    • ◊  Removal of surface dirt, nicotine and grime  
    • ◊  Removal and thinning of old discolored varnishes  
    • ◊  Removal of old restorations
  • Reintegration of missing areas:
    • ◊  Filling areas of loss
    • ◊  Infill inpainting to retouch losses  
Torn canvas repaired
Torn canvas repaired

Repairs (Structural) work:

  • Readhering flaking paint
    • ◊  Consolidation of paint structure
  • Repairs to damaged canvas:
    • ◊  Repair to tears and holes
    • ◊  Strip-lining to flatten and restretch canvas  
    • ◊  Lining  
  • Repairs to solid supports:
    • ◊  Repairing splits and breaks in wood panels
    • ◊  Repairing brittle, fraying artist’s board
Damaged canvas repaired
Damaged canvas repaired