Thank you all for the marvellous work carried out on our painting – the repairs to the recent accidental damage caused is now unnoticeable. The previous repair, in place when we acquired the painting and which was very obvious, has been improved to the point of invisibility and the whole artwork is considerably clearer & brighter than we’ve ever seen it. Significantly more detail is now visible and overall, the painting is much more interesting and pleasing to the eye. The presence of two signatures is intriguing and will provide hours of interest for us – no luck yet on “Pozzini”, but we will continue our research.

The repairs to the frame have been carried out in such a professional and sympathetic way that it’s impossible for us to identify the restored areas & the overall look of the frame still carries the signs of its age.

Please pass on our compliments & sincere thanks to the conservators who worked on the painting and frame.

Should we need restoration or cleaning of any artwork in the future, we know who to contact!

John and Janet Marshall

I really appreciate the restoration and framing and framing you did for me. The result is very pleasing and I am sure that it will look terrific in the Royal Dragoon Guards Museum in York. My wife, who is the granddaughter of John, is also delighted.

Ralph Murphy

We had a damaged oil painting with a rip in the canvas. The Fine art restoration company collected the painting, restored it and returned it, within the promised time window. The repair was virtually invisible and the painting is now back on the wall. Overall a very good service and reasonably priced.
Jonathan Refson

We were delighted with the service (door to door, very careful removal and delivery) and the quality of the restoration. You cannot see the repairs which were pretty extensive! I would strongly recommend Fine Art Restoration Co.

Mr & Mrs Sheehan

Notting Hill, London

We had our large Flemish landscape cleaned by Chris and his team. We are extremely pleased with the result that now hangs on the largest wall in our living room.

Malcolm Slade


The service from the Fine Art Restoration Company was impressive from the first contact. An immediate response from my first website enquiry, a fast efficient estimate and prompt collection.

The work was done in the time suggested, one ‘blip’ was dealt with immediately and the result is one happy customer. I am not a fine art expert, know nothing about the skills but to the untrained eye it is a job well done.
Sally Cannon

Fine Art Restoration Co have worked on a number of my vintage oil paintings. Work was carried out to a very high standard included cleaning, re-varnishing, re-framing and in some cases repairing tears and paint loss. I have always been very satisfied with the results. The Company is very friendly with excellent communications and safe carriage with a fast turnaround. I will continue to use the Company and am happy to recommend them.

Julie Heath

My oil painting on canvas, which was very precious to me, was badly kicked in.  I  was distraught because I did not believe it was repairable. I sent it to Fine Art Restoration Co to have it repaired and after a few weeks it was sent back to me in perfect condition.  The charge for doing this work was very reasonable. Well done Fine Art Restoration Co.

Alan Boarder

We had purchased a very,very distressed oil painting from an auction. The canvas had very bad damage across the whole of the painting.

I made an initial approach for an estimate, fearing the worst. Back came my estimate which was very competitive. We went ahead with the restoration, everything regarding collection was arranged by Chris.

When the picture was duly returned restored, the results were spectacular. The picture was back to it’s former glory, the colours were restored and now the picture is good enough for another 200 years. Cannot recommend their services highly enough. This was our first venture into picture restoration and thanks to the fantastic results that were achieved by Fine Art Restorations it will not be the last. A big thank you.

Mrs Goddard


Thank you so much for cleaning and restoring my painting. Also your assistance in reframing it. The collection and return service was swift and efficient. I found your personal attention to the project most helpful. The painting is now bright and colourful and rehung on the lounge wall. i am pleased to recommend your services.

Maire Overett


You recently restored two paintings for which I thank you so much . My wife and I were really amazed at the end result , and the pictures are now hanging back in place , and visitors to our home are really pleased to see them.

Our thanks to you and the team for the professional work carried out , and for the very efficient collection and delivery service provided . Highly recommended!

Mr & Mrs Pugh


Many thanks for your excellent work on restoration of oil painting, cleaned, revarnished and repaired, bringing the painting back to life again.

Money well spent and would have no hesitation in using your services again.

John Cameron


A big thank you to you to all the team at the Fine Art Restoration Co., for your exceptional service and excellent work.
You were very impressive from the first phone call, your follow up, your flexibility on the cost and changing your scheduling so that we received the painting back in good time.  On the painting itself, she looks absolutely fabulous and you wouldn’t know that there was ever a significant tear on her.
Helen Gaidatzis

Thanks for doing such a good job on my pictures – I’m very pleased.



I am very impressed with the extremely efficient service from the Fine Art Restoration Co in Carlisle. Chris Bull instilled enough confidence in me with his good advice to send one quite large and valuable old oil painting and a smaller one from Crete, Greece to be cleaned, TLC – ed and revarnished and returned to the shippers who delivered it to me last week. Chris and his colleagues are all very efficient, helpful and I will be using them again to recondition other old oil paintings we have to bring out the best in them for their next 150 years.
I highly recommend this company whos prices are very reasonable for the work undertaken.
Bill Hempsall

I just wanted to compliment you on the restoration you performed on my two mid 19th Century oil paintings by W Muller. The dramatic improvement brought about by the cleaning and re-varnishing together with the stabilisation and re-gilding of the plaster frames was extraordinary.

The quotation, collection and return were all accomplished professionally. It was a pleasure using your company.

Bernard Chudley


I recently bought at auction a very discoloured, (Orange would describe it!) unframed oil painting. Despite its condition I could just about make out that underneath the old varnish and grime there was the potential for a very nice painting, so duly took it along to Chris with an old frame which I hoped he would be able to cut down to fit. This is the fourth painting I have entrusted to Chris, and again I was not disappointed. The result is absolutely stunning, the wonderful colours and detail in the painting fully revealed again, the frame forming a perfect partnership. As an added bonus the insight into the style of the painting I have received from Chris is really instructive. I will have no hesitation in taking any new finds to Chris, and already have an old watercolour waiting for his attention.
Carol Leary

I contacted Fine Art Restoration when an acrylic painting was damaged in a house move.  I received a reasonable quote quickly, they collected and delivered the painting efficiently, and the damage repair was excellent. I could not have asked for more!

Corinne Kennedy

I am pleased to say that the whole process of Fine Art Restoration Company’s handling of my picture restoration has been carried out in a most professional manner. The picture was collected and an assessment made of the work required and a quotation offered. I require somewhat more work to the painting than at first envisaged and after discussion this was carried out to my complete satisfaction. I now have the picture returned and an excellent sensitive and artistic restoration is the result. I am entirely happy with their work and would recommend to anybody who knows what he wants done, that these are the people to do it.
Howard Dawes

Very pleased with the work carried out. The picture was transformed, quite literally brought back to life! The team were friendly and kept me informed throughout the process, which was very reassuring. Thank you!

Gabriel Topalian

Excellent friendly and expert service. I have sent a number of items to Fine Art Restoration Co. and the work has been beautifully executed to my complete satisfaction

Ronnie Williams

You don’t really own old family paintings, you are merely a custodian, so having them restored can be a nerve racking experience. That why I went with an expert team I could trust to restore a painting that is very dear to my heart. The restoration is superb and my family will continue to enjoy the results for generations to come.

Mr Every


Fine Art Restoration restored for me last year an old oil painting of HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar and what went  to them as quite frankly, a bit of a wreck, came back as a beautiful picture that now hangs on my wall.  The restoration was done carefully and sympathetically so as not to compromise the original integrity and age of the painting.  The old frame was also given much needed attention to the same high standard.  The company arranged collection and return of the picture which made the process very easy for me. I would heartily recommend Fine Art Restorations.

Stan Nicholls


I had a landscape in oil, by Midlands artist C W Kidger. It had been a gift from my grandmother when I was born in 1951 and hence was of great sentimental value, as well as being a fine painting. Over the years and through numerous house moves it had faded and been bashed about a bit: the paint had cracked badly in places, and I did not expect it to be recoverable. Before consigning it to the bin I thought I’d have a look at what was available on the internet, and found Fine Art Restoration of Carlisle. I made contact and was treated with great courtesy. I felt I was talking to someone who really knew what they were about. I sent a digital image of the picture and received encouraging feedback by return. They organised collection of the painting, sent a progress report, and within a few weeks returned a work that seems as good as new, colour restored and cracks no longer visible.The picture now hangs in our collection and stands up well alongside contemporary works. We were delighted with Fine Art Restoration’s service, and felt that the cost was very reasonable.

Steven Lunn


An excellent service carried out with minimum fuss, on time and on budget. I would definitely use again.

Bob Hudson


Many thanks – the picture is almost unrecognisable from the painting that I sent in!
Tom Oglivie-Graham

I’m very pleased with the restoration, framing and service, and would certainly come to your team again in the future.
David Seddon

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