MY REPAIR METHODS
I only employ state-of-the-art repair & restoration methods (cold & fired) and use only premium materials which guarantees high quality, invisible to the naked eye repair results in almost all cases. The repair / restoration techniques and materials used vary from repair to repair and are usually dictated by the materials your collectibles are made from, which manufacturing techniques have been employed to make it, and the extend and nature of the damages.
- Museum Style Restoration - recommended for antiquities and historically significant pieces.
- Invisible Restoration - recommended for expensive collectibles & art objects.
- Simple Assembly - recommended for inexpensive items of sentimental value.
The most popular method which is most often choosen by my clients is the invisible restoration technique... and here is how it's done:
The first step is to evaluate the damaged items to determine which materials and repair techniques can be employed to repair them safely and effectively. During this evaluation they will be cleaned and all non-original deposits or substances applied during previous repair attempts (plaster, glue, paint, etc.) are removed.
Thereafter I'll assemble all breaks with speciality glues and / or glazes and fill all chips and cracks with replacement materials. I am even able recreate missing parts (fingers, arms, legs etc.) which are then attached. The selection of materials and the actual repair methods used are largely dictated by the materials the damaged items are made from and the extend and nature of the damages.
Once all fillers and replacements have been shaped, every repaired section is then coated with glazes to match the original base color and finish. Thereafter all repaired areas are repainted (only if needed) with matching colors, using applicable painting techniques. Finally a finishing coat which matches the feel and sheen of the original finish is applied. Where neccessary, low temperature firing will be employed to develop and affix the repair colors, glazes and finishing coats.
A final quality control assures the best possible repair results.