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  • 1) Restores damaged and faded paintings and preserves paintings, using techniques based on knowledge of art and art materials: Examines surfaces of painting, using magnifying device, and performs tests to determine factors, such as age, structure, pigment stability, and probable reaction to various cleaning agents and solvents.

  • 2) Removes painting from frame.

  • 3) Applies select solvents and cleaning agents and uses predetermined method to clean surface of painting and remove accretions, discolorations, and deteriorated varnish.

  • 4) Stretches new linen backing, applies paste material to back of painting, and laminates parts together, using laminating press.

  • 5) Dries laminated painting under controlled conditions to prevent shrinkage.

  • 6) Applies beeswax or other substance to damaged or faded areas where restoration is needed.

  • 7) Studies style, techniques, colors, textures, and materials used by artist to maintain consistency in reconstruction or retouching procedures.

  • 8) Reconstructs or retouches damaged areas and blends area into adjacent areas to restore painting to original condition.

  • 9) Applies varnish or other preservative to surface of painting and dries under controlled conditions.

  • 10) May remove paint layer from backing and remount on canvas, wood, or metal support using pressure and special adhesives.

  • 11) May apply neutral color powder to damaged areas to restore areas.




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DOT:   102.261-014

Job Number: 7140