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Mural Restoration and Conservation – The removal of graffiti and tagging on murals

September 16th, 2011
Tagged 5th St. Mural in LA

Tagged 5th St. Mural in LA

It looks like there is new energy and efforts being put forth by companies, city and state government, artists and art related associations to deal with the vandals and disgrace of tagging and graffiti. Why is there so much attention being given to this important involvement of preserving and the conservation of murals at this time?

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Ripped Oil Painting Didn’t Need An Earthquake To Fall Off The Wall.

August 22nd, 2011

Last week, at the Laguna Arts Festival Lecture series (http://bit.ly/pVVE6C), I spoke as the visiting expert about how to protect and save collectibles, artwork etc. Some of the things we talked about included protecting and saving items from

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Dirt, Grime and Smoke Lead to Discoloration, Why its Important to Clean Artwork!

May 20th, 2011

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Smoke, dust and grime can all make a significant impression on a painting’s brilliance. This wonderful oil painting shows major discoloration due to the said reasons above. Although you may not smoke there is a lot of dust and grime that builds up on paintings over a period of time so having your artwork cleaned is the best way to bring back it’s original look. Many of our clients may bring in a painting for other reasons than for a cleaning, but once they see the difference in color and depth after a cleaning test, they realize the importance of this service.

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Flooding of Mississippi River Causes Water Damage! Simple Steps to Prevent Damage.

May 13th, 2011

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Poor Storage May Result in Damaged Art! How to Save Your Art from Terrible Damage!

April 22nd, 2011

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It is very important to use correct methods and techniques when moving and storing paintings or artwork. Larger scale artwork may be more difficult to transport or store than smaller pieces. In some cases, such as the one illustrated in this photo, poor transportation of a canvas can easily damage the artwork. This painting’s dimensions are 103×75 inches, not an easy canvas to move, and has several tears ranging anywhere from 3 to 5 inches in length.

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How Much Does It Cost To Restore A Painting?

April 21st, 2011

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At first glance, this painting seemed like it should have had a lot of color but there was this overall smoggy, dark look. In fact, you can see by the cleaning test on the upper left side that the original colors are extremely different/brighter. This oil on canvas painting’s surface is very grimy; imagine the walls of your home if you didn’t paint them for 80 years!  Add to that a moderately yellowed varnish leaving the original colors dim and darker than the artist had originally intended and the painting looking nothing like it is supposed to.

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Poor Handling of Antiques May Result in Loss of Value

March 22nd, 2011

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A Major Imminent Earthquake in California Is Predicted To Happen In The Next Two Weeks!

March 18th, 2011

Earthquakes also mean fires

Earthquakes also mean fires

Neil Cavuto thinks that an expert can predict an earthquake, for the first time, and in the article link at the end of this article, he lays out the reasons.

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A Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami Message: Some items are more important than others for your “Grab n’ Go Kit”

March 17th, 2011
Your most important photos

Your most important photos should be included in your "grab n' go kit"

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Japanese Earthquake Experience Unveils Essential Info To Help Prepare For One In Your Area – 7 Essential Tips

March 11th, 2011

Badly rattled but the collectibles inside could be saved.

Badly rattled but the collectibles inside could be saved.

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