Watercolour – Damp Damage

October 21, 2014 in paper restoration by Tim Everett

Damp damaged watercolour

Often watercolours that are left unobserved for a long time and hanging in a damp room  can gently soak up general dampness.   This in turn becomes mould and if it is left untreated will start to fester and multiply.

The first important step to curing this is to allow the paper to dry in a well ventilated environment. before any treatment can be done to the paper.  

We will follow this restoration and see how the damage caused by this simple damp issue can be treated.