Carelessness, ignorance and neglect are the main causes of damage to antiques and collectables, value and craftsmanship can be ruined by overzealous cleaning and misguided treatment.
Acid has a very detrimental effect on most materials, and there is a growing awareness to protect not only antique items but also the environment. When restoring items we only use professional restoration products that do not contain acid or other harmful deleterious materials.
Our Antiques Care & Repair Handbook and Metal Care Handbook recommends acid free solutions based on the use of environment friendly products.
Contained within the pages of our handbooks are a set of professional guidelines on the care, display, handling, cleaning and restoration of treasured materials and objects, to ensure that antiques and collectables maintain their value and condition.