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  1. ... you are gung-ho on doing it your self buy some cheap dirty oils at a flea market and practice practice practice. Here is a good website that can tell you how to do it. http://www.restoration-advice.org/Pages/paintings.html. I...

    2 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 23/10/2008

  2. ..., and how we clean the priceless paintings...use a very soft brush to remove dust and soot ...small brushes (under an inch in diameter) for ...the side or edge of the painting first, do so...

    3 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 05/02/2007

  3. Contact a professional art restorer. If you try to clean them yourself, you will most likely ruin them. To find an art restorer, contact art galleries or museums in the largest...

    3 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 11/11/2008

  4. ...gently. But perhaps, it s already clean after you wipes it with damp cloth. Oil painting can look somewhat faded (...two of a special varnish (better to buy at an art supplies store) - ...

    1 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 08/02/2010

  5. If it is truly valuable ABSOLUTELY HAVE IT CLEANED PROFESSIONALLY! Pardon my shouting but I cannot stress enough how easy it is to destroy a precious artwork if you do not know what you are doing. It...

    4 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 18/07/2011

  6. Take it to a professional, especially since it's an antique. I would never consider doing it myself, especially if I had no idea how . Don't chance it, look in the Yellow Pages for a professional...

    4 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 18/06/2008

  7. If it's an old or valuable painting , I would have a professional do it. It would be very easy to ruin the painting because you don't know what you are doing.

    3 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 31/01/2010

  8. ...this does not damage the painting , you can do little bits... might be able to call a museum or auction house and ask them how they clean their oil paintings. ...

    8 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 13/04/2007

  9. ...the painting has monetary or sentimental value, play it safe and take it to a professional for cleaning and/or restoration. Never clean an oil painting with soap and water - you risk damaging the paint film and absorption of water into...

    4 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 03/09/2013

  10. I have personally never done it myself, but this might be of some help: http://www.gainsboroughproducts.com/ cleaning _article.html http://www.wisegeek.com/ how -do-i-go-about- cleaning - oil -paintings.htm

    2 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 23/07/2009

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