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How Much Does It Cost To Clean An Oil Painting? – Las Vegas art restoration services
Scott M. Haskins -- Art Conservation-Restoration, Pets and Heirlooms, Art Damage Scott M. Haskins -- Art Conservation-Restoration, Pets and Heirlooms, Art Damage
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Dateline: Santa Barbara, CA
Wednesday, November 1, 2023


Have you been wondering how much it costs to clean or repair a painting? You’re in luck. In this article, the process of how pricing for an art restoration, painting repair, conservation services plan, etc. works. Let’s dive into how we can get your items back to their best condition.

Why do we provide painting restoration and conservation services in Las Vegas? There is so much art in homes and private collections all over the city. Your home might even have a painting or two in it. Have you ever wondered how much it costs to clean a painting? Well, it’s not as simple as just giving a price per square inch as you might do for painting a house. Each painting and its history is unique, and cleaning it requires a special approach. Let’s explore why you can’t just “hit it with a mop” and how to find out how much it costs to clean a painting or repair an artwork.

3 progress photos of the restoration of an old paper artwork depicting Buddha

This was a complicated project with many unexpected developments along the way. We were in communication with the owner about treatments that need to be added to the original treatment plan. The cost of the treatments were communicated through every step of the process.

Imagine being an art conservator in charge of restoring artworks. People often ask you, “How much does it cost to clean a painting?” They might think it’s like getting an estimate for a home repair. Art is much more complicated. It’s not about size or measurements; it’s about understanding the artwork’s history and what it needs.

Did you know that cleaning an Old Master painting is different from cleaning an Impressionist painting or other types of art? In regards to painting restoration, modern acrylic paintings are treated differently from old family portraits. Each style has its unique way of being cleaned

For example, we at Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (FACL)  once worked on a famous series of 40 paintings, all made by artist Henry Chapman Ford between 1874 and 1886. These paintings show the Spanish missions of California and were made for the Mission Inn in Riverside, CA. Every single one of these 40 paintings needed a different way of being cleaned. As you can imagine, it took a while to estimate the treatment plan for each of these artworks.

Cleaning a painting is not as simple as it may seem. It’s a process of discovery and careful analysis. The professional who cleans the painting, known as a conservator, must be very careful and make decisions based on their judgment. They can’t just use ordinary cleaning products. Cleaning a painting requires skill, patience, and respect for its history and value.

landscape painting of the Amalfi Coast with a large L-shaped tear in the middle of it

Ripped oil painting of the Amalfi Coast to be repaired perfectly by Fine Art Conservation Laboratories

If you’re curious about how an Impressionist painting is cleaned, especially one that’s not too complicated, you can watch a short video. It shows the cleaning of a painting by the famous California Impressionist Edgar Payne. The video reveals that to clean a painting isn’t a quick task but a delicate and precise process that preserves the art’s beauty.

Watch the cleaning video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DSzHcEBZ40

If you have an artwork that needs cleaning or restoration, don’t hesitate to reach out to experts like us. We’re here to answer your questions and offer many Las Vegas art collectors/owners professional guidance. At Fine Art Conservation Laboratories, we take pride in preserving and restoring art. We’re here to help you and provide a free estimate. We’ll even come to your home to evaluate your artwork! Talk to an experienced conservator today to see how much it may cost to repair or clean your paintings or other artworks.

an older, well-dressed white man with gloves on using a microscope to analyze a painting

Head Conservator, Scott M. Haskins analyzing the condition of the painting on the table

Fine Art Conservation Laboratories’ 45 years of expertise in preserving and restoring art offers invaluable help and practical knowledge for helping people through the insurance claim process for damaged collectibles and art pieces. Our experienced team understands the complexities of insurance claims related to art, heirlooms, and antiques, providing reports that are properly prepared with information that the insurance company never puts in doubt. Fine Art Conservation Laboratories charges flat fees for this work, not a percentage of the claim settlement, and our expertise is honored nationwide. Let us help make the art, heirloom, and collectible part of the insurance claim process as seamless as possible and preserve your peace of mind. 

You can contact Fine Art Conservation Laboratories at (702) 757-3820

Or visit our website at: www.facllasvegas.com to get started on the journey of preserving your artwork’s beauty and history.

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