If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (702) 778-9451

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Restoring Artwork After Mold Damage

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

Restoration: close up of a painting final retouch Restoring artwork after mold damage

Restoring Artwork After Mold Damage

Whether it is an expensive painting or one that is priceless due to its sentimental value, an artwork affected by mold can quickly dampen your spirits. When it comes to painting, mold spores especially love the paper, wood and texture of the canvas. Instead of throwing in the towel and leaving the walls of your Las Vegas, NV, home blank, quick action combined with mold cleaning services may keep your artwork lasting for years to come.

The First Steps
While mold growth can happen for many reasons, it should be dealt with as soon as it is noticed. Since these microorganisms thrive when unwanted moisture is present, it likely means the paintings have excess moisture. Below are steps to take to stop spores from spreading:

  • Do not wrap a wet painting in plastic. It will promote growth and may create further damage.
  • If the piece is already wrapped, take it to a dry, safe place and remove the plastic.
  • Remove the painting from the frame, especially if there is glass between the frame and artwork.
  • Ensure it is dry before considering any mold cleaning methods.

Professional Help
While the frame and glass can easily be cleaned onsite, the mold remediation of the artwork is best left a mold damage and mitigation specialist. These highly trained and certified professionals will have the proper tools and cleaning solutions to eradicate the mold without causing additional harm to your precious artwork. Also, every type of artwork will require its own method of cleaning. Acrylic, oil and watercolors all react differently to different agents, as well as have different levels of durability. Depending on the amount of damage, there could be a significant amount of mold spores that will need to be mitigated via HEPA vacuums and other high-tech equipment.
Before ditching your beloved artwork after it has been damaged, remember that there are professional mold cleaning services that are Here to Help.

Other News

View Recent Posts