We Offer Basic to Complex Restoration of Works on Paper

ACA Paper Restoration offers services ranging from basic conservation to complex restoration, extending from fine art prints and paintings to personal pieces that hold sentimental value. We specialize in restoration & conservation of antique, modern and contemporary works on paper.

watercolor antique painting

Damage and Conditions
We Commonly Address

Acid Burn

Browning/yellowing of the paper, which also makes paper brittle.

Mat Burn

Brown line of acid burn around the image.


Corroding particles in paper create unsightly brown spotting.

Acidic Backing and/or Matting

The paper will turn brown/yellow and brittle, if these materials are not removed.

Tape and Adhesive

Will stain the paper if not removed.

Poor Frame Conditions

Improperly framed pieces can deteriorate from exposure to acidic materials, touching the glass, insect droppings, mold spores and humidity.

Water Damage

Rippling, mold/mildew and staining can all occur from exposure to moisture.


Mold and mildew cause paper and pigment deterioration, textural damage and staining.

Insect Damage

Silverfish eat away paper and pigment. Droppings can deteriorate and stain the paper.


Handling cockles, deep folds, wrinkles, rippling.

Surface Dirt

Dust, soot, fingerprints, hair, fur, insect droppings, etc.


Scuffs, shiny marks, scratches with pigment loss, textural damage.

Other Damage

Tears, holes and missing paper.

Other Aging

Pigment loss, cracking and fading.

Have Something in Need of Restoration?

Let us bring your work on paper back to life!