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How to repair damaged oil paintings?
2009-1-4 20:5:24 Post:long | Categories:doupine | Comment:0 | Quote:0 | Browse:

In Europe, the repairing technology is different in different countries. Although the technology is different, the principles are same. The part of the materials used to repair should not be stronger than the prevail oil paintings. In this way, there maybe further remedy in case of failure.

In our country, the history of oil paintings is not long, so there is not consummate repairing technology. The works collected by the older generation are obviously damaged. Generally we don't repair but only preservation.

As a painter, he should actively take measures to protect their works. If damaged, it should be given necessary measures to repair.

(1) The uneven screen caused by extrusion, collision without cracks, please spray appropriate water on the back of the canvas. You can put it in the well-ventilated place to dry after the oil painting is level. When using the hair dryer to accelerate the drying time, please don't forget not have the temperature too high. Generally, don't dry under sun.

(2) It is very difficult to repair cracks. There are professional maintenance staffs and more advanced technology in foreign countries. The simple way is that: clean the cracks with turpentine,  level the painting, put a certain hardness of wood under the back of the cracks, then tap the crack from face gently, planish the protuberant corner, then besmear transparent quality latex in the crack and reinforce the color in the obvious crack area, at last polish after drying. This method can be only used to the non-touched texture flat screen. The texture screen can be wiped and then made the glue, polish or fill color. The place where there is color off need to reconcile the large white powder (or lithopone) into paste for filling material, then fill the color.

(3) The repair method for the cracking caused by the collision: besmear latex on the back of the cracking, cut a big piece of linen to paste, level cracking area by using the knives. The screen is flat down the desktop. Iron the linen with an electric iron, be careful not to let the latex paste on the desk. To be flat for drying, then fill the paints in the cracking area. If the cracking is very obvious, it needs to fill material before coloring.

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