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    This is not wood

    But for finishing it is technical. I just got in 3 old oil painting to clean and repair. Giving you the before look.
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    The frames are.
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    Look like they hung in a house with heavy smokers.
    I wouldn't know where to start to clean something like that.
    Lookin' forward to the 'after' shots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    I wouldn't know where to start to clean something like that.
    Are you cleaning the pictures too? or just the frames? Like Frank, I wouldn't know where to start with the painting!
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    I'm not sure what I will be doing to the frames yet. The paintings will be cleaned and whole repaired and touched up. I may gild the frames but them again I may just clean them and do the repairs to the plaster and match the patina.

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    What is your experience in cleaning oil paintings? I know that it is not difficult if it is only cleaning what is needed but one must use the right products or there is the danger of making a mess with them.

    As some others said, I would get some info before attempting to do it.
    Looking forward to see the results.
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    Toni I have been cleaning paintings and repairing them for 20 years. Depending on the kind of dirt on the painting will depend on the solution I make up to clean it.
    By back ground is Art major and I learned Painting conservation from a professor in College who was the curator at the Hersorne ? Museum in DC

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    I'll be looking forward to seeing the "after" look. Should be an interesting transformation. I'll bet it's fun for you, bringing a painting back to life.
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    As an artist it is exciting to be able to study how an artist paints. The process is slow but sometimes I feel like I can get inside the mind of the artist and what he is seeing as he paints. Each brush stroke, I can tell the areas he enjoyed and the areas he had troubles with.

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    after 5 hours of cleaning little more then have way on the 1st painting. This one has about 8 holes that need to be mended then touched up.
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