Author Archives: Flora Arguilla

Your Art Collection and Flooding: Preventing Water Damage from rains in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Orange County

Are you concerned about the effect of flooding on your art collection? This article is for you. As torrential rains and floods wreak havoc in regions like Los Angeles County, Orange County, and Santa Barbara, art collectors face a significant … Continue reading

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Top 5 Art and Painting Restoration Tips for New Art Owners in Los Angeles County and Orange County, California

Whether you’ve inherited cherished artworks, are contemplating starting an art collection, or are a budding hobbyist art collector, understanding the fundamentals of art conservation is paramount to preserving the integrity and value of your precious pieces. Embarking on a journey … Continue reading

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Identifying and Preventing Warping from Water Damage in Paintings in Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles, and Orange County

Are you noticing a slight curve or bend in your oil or acrylic paintings? Perhaps the frame seems slightly warped? Don’t overlook these signs, as they could indicate underlying issues that require attention. In this article, we’ll delve into how … Continue reading

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What to Do About Flaking on Oil or Acrylic Paintings

Have you noticed developing flaking on oil or acrylic paintings in your collection? If so, don’t worry! Your paintings are not doomed. Flaking is a common issue that art owners may encounter, particularly with paintings done in oil or acrylic. … Continue reading

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Identifying and Preventing Water Damage on Paintings in Rainy Santa Barbara and Los Angeles

Has the rainy weather in the Santa Barbara and Los Angeles areas left you with water damage on paintings? Do you see signs of mold, flaking, blistering, discoloration, or warping on your artwork? Don’t fret! This article is for you. … Continue reading

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Mastering the Art of Collection: Expert Tips for Collectors on Art Insurance and Preservation

Art you new to art collecting? Have you recently inherited an estate? Art you a seasoned art collector looking to further protect your collection? This article is for you! Delving into the world of art insurance and collection is a … Continue reading

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An Art Conservator’s Step-by-Step Guide on How to Hang a Painting

Do you know how to hang a painting? It’s okay if you don’t – I see paintings that have been damaged or are on the verge of falling off of their hanging hardware all the time. Here’s an art conservator’s … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Art Rescue: Expert Tips for Restoring Art Shipping Damage

Scott M. Haskins, the President of Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (FACL) and a leading authority in the field, provides his expert insights. Damaged art delivery? Don’t panic! This guide has the steps you need to take right now. As an … Continue reading

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How are Paintings Cleaned? – the Discovery Process and “Unknown Factor”

Do you have a painting that needs cleaning? Are you interested to know how decades (or centuries) old paintings are cleaned? This article is for you. One of the questions I am asked the most as an art conservator is, … Continue reading

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What to Do with Inherited Collections: Preserving Las Vegas

Do you care about your family history? This article is for you. Inheriting a collection of photos, papers, books, and letters following the passing of a relative can pose both sentimental and logistical challenges. The question arises: What to do … Continue reading

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