Do It Yourself Restoration - Don't

Sometimes we at Caroline Ashleigh Associates amazed at what some people will try on their own. Do it yourself restoration of artwork is NOT something that should be undertaken by the uninitiated. In fact, simply cleaning valuable artwork should be done by a professional that understands the nature of paint, canvas and paper.

As paints and inks age, they can become brittle, and the various substrate used by artists (canvas, paper, etc.) have their own characteristics. Using fluids for cleaning can adversely affect any of these materials, so it it imperative that anyone who cleans or restores artwork be experienced and qualified. For more information, read my full blog post at The Caroline Ashleigh Auction Blog.

If you have a work you'd like to have cleaned and/or restored, feel free to contact me at

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