Cleaning a painting with smoke damage 30 sec video

Cleaning smoke damage from artwork, other framed items and collectibles is a service we routinely take care of. Paintings are often darkened by discolored varnish too. This gorgeous tonalist vintage painting, about 1920, by Granville Redmond  re-emerges from the darkness to its former glory. It glowed after we cleaned it and put the conservation grade varnish layers of it.

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Scott M. Haskins, Oriana Montemurro, Virginia Panizzon – Art Conservators

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About Scott M. Haskins

Scott Haskins has been in professional art conservation since 1975, specializing in the conservation/restoration of easel paintings, murals and art on paper. FACL, Inc. is known nationally for doing A+ work no matter the size or difficulty of the project. We are happy to do a quick cleaning on a family heirloom. Our client list and resume is also full of very satisfied clients of large, difficult/complicated projects at remote locations. Excellent services are also available as an Expert Witness/Legal Testimony in art related matters. Consultation on art related projects occur regularly including extensive insurance evaluations for insured or insurer. Services are offered worldwide. Scott M. Haskins is also author of the "Save Your Stuff" series, educational information, materials and supplies to help people protect and save their treasured family heirlooms and collectibles at home and office. He can be reached at 805 564 3438. Video and written testimonials at
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20 Responses to Cleaning a painting with smoke damage 30 sec video

  1. Michelle says:

    This video just made my day Mr. Hankins. I’ve got a similar problem with my own painting and I’m glad it can be restored. I’m totally calling in for my art’s restoration.

  2. Vivian sharks says:

    This video just made my day Mr. Hankins. I’ve got a similar problem with my own painting that was just handed down to me. It looks awful, like the one in your video! I’m glad it can be restored.

  3. Scott M. Haskins says:

    Best wishes for your speedy recovery from the smoke and ash. Ash is something that needs to be addressed right away as it corrode and can stimulate health problems. Give me a call and we’ll work with your disaster response company and the insurance claims agent. Call us at 804 564 3438. TTYS

  4. Kristen Bolick says:

    I’ll bet you guys have worked on lots of Granville Redmonds over the years. Nice job as always When I see your label on the back of a painting I know its been in good hands.

    • Scott M. Haskins says:

      Thanks Kristen. Yes, we have a lot of experience with all the early CA Impressionists and the trust of lots of collectors, dealers and auction houses. Thanks for you comments.

  5. Jennie Perry says:

    This was a gem of a painting… but I wish it was 30 x 40!

  6. Shellie Bowerman says:

    Loved it. Thanks

  7. Nadege Bower says:

    What a change!!

  8. Joshua Bowes says:

    I loved this quick little vignette showing the transformation of this painting.

  9. Melissa Feathers says:

    I wouldn’t let anyone else work on my paintings.

  10. Terry Feaster says:

    As always, the FACL team is first class.

  11. Burke Federico says:

    Steve Stern showed this too me after you worked on it. What a jewel!

  12. Pamela Featherstone says:

    You guys are magic.

  13. Brent Gratz says:

    I saw this painting when it was dirty. Wow! I think it was one of the dirtiest paintings I’ve ever seen.

  14. Terrance Yangham says:

    Nice little intro to restoration. Nicely done.

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