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26-11-2006, 11:55 AM

restoring an oil painting

I've just been given a oil painting my late father did over thirty yrs ago ,its been in a house with a heavy smoker does any one have any ideas what I can use to get the film of nicotene off with ???
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27-11-2006, 02:11 PM
You'd have to send it to a professional restorer Murph. Have a look in your yellow pages, there should be some listed in there
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27-11-2006, 06:46 PM
Mmm thats what I was afraid of this is going to sound horrible but ...its not that good lol ..just has sentimental value
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27-11-2006, 11:10 PM
Found this Murph, Courtesy of Yarnell Studio

First, remove the painting from its frame. Mix a solution of water and a few drops of liquid soap. Lay the painting flat and apply the soapy water with a bristle brush, lightly scrubbing in a circular motion. Let set for two minutes. Using a mister bottle spray with clean water. Blot with a dry towel. Repeat the spray and blotting. You can repeat the entire process 2 or 3 times if needed. Test a small area before applying to the entire canvas
Hope it helps
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28-11-2006, 08:14 AM
Thankyou ..I'll try it at the weekend
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