Remove the paint from the frame. Place the watercolor on a flat, dry surface. Spray the front and back of the watercolor with a light coat of Lysol spray. Lightly brush the watercolor mold with a clean, dry, soft-bristled brush, insert the paint into the frame, break a loaf of bread in half.
I provide restoration, repair and cleaning of watercolors. If your watercolor paint was damaged or if it is old and has faded, torn or chipped over time, I can restore your precious paint to its original condition. We offer watercolor conservation, watercolor restoration and watercolor cleaning, a paper restoration specialty from ACA. In the case of watercolors, the acidity of the paper can be detrimental to the pigment and change the overall appearance of the piece.
Make sure to stir the watercolor until it is completely wet before moving it to new wells. You should make sure it goes well. When painting, simply take a can of water and let it mold to form. The paint that has dried can be painted with water after re-wetting it.
Any restoration work should be done by a conservator who understands how the paintings will react and can ensure that they are restored to the highest standard. In addition to making a piece look better, proper professional restoration and preservation can stabilize its value and, in some cases, recover some of the value lost due to damage.
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