Frames have a unique place in conservation - on the one hand they are often an extension of the picture; and on the other hand, an object in their own right. At Grimwade Conservation Services we treat all types of frames and gilded objects. Treatments vary from total re-gilding to the removal of old restoration work to reveal the object as it originally was.
Available frame conservation services include:
surface cleaning to remove dirt, nicotine, fly spots and stains
consolidating of loose and flaking surface and ornaments
mould making for creation and replacement of missing ornaments
surface preparation for in-painting, in-gilding and complete re-gilding if required
patination of frame surface to match original finishes