Benaka Art Conservation
Specialist in conservation and restoration of artworks
Specialist in conservation and restoration of artworks
 

Painting Conservation and Restoration

Oil paintings on canvas have different layers made of many different materials. These include varnish, paint, ground, glue, canvas.  Together they form a complex structure that is easily damaged if proper care is not taken. The materials are also sensitive to and can be damaged by the surrounding environment, particularly extremes and changes in humidity and heat, as in the tropical climate. They can also be damaged by light and dirt. Mould and Fungus growth can also occur due to hot and high humid conditions.
It is very important to understand the root causes of tropical problems to ensure the preservation of the delicate, valuable paintings.

    Oil paintings on canvas and panel have different layers made of many different materials. These include varnish, paint, ground, glue, canvas or wooden panel support.  Together they form a complex structure that is easily damaged if proper care is not taken. The materials are also sensitive to and can be damaged by the surrounding environment, particularly extremes and changes in humidity and heat, as in the tropical climate. They can also be damaged by light and dirt. Mould and Fungus growth can also occur due to hot and high humid conditions.

    Conservation of paintings is also equally challenging and requires relevant knowledge and skill in the area to meet the challenges.