Tue 6 May, 2014 11:45 am
Hi - I bought two paintings at a charity auction and when I picked them up, the paintings were facing each other in a bag and were stuck. When I delicately separated them, a piece of one of the oil paintings (a small tacky piece) came off. I was able to place it back in its original spot, but I would like to smooth it out. Ideas?
Maybe contact a local college which has an arts program, and see if they know or if a student might want to try his/her hand at some conservation and restoration techniques. Be prepared for it not working out exactly as you were hoping, I might add (even expert restorers can occasionally screw up). But I think this would be more likely to be successful or at least adequate, than attempting the repairs yourself.
Do what jes says because if the paintings are reasonably valuable or more, repairs are ok, if done competently.
I know youre gonna run for some acetone to take up and re-glue the lost part. DONT!!
I agree with Jespah and you..