Fine Art Painting Restoration services

Van Witt Fine Art Conservation of Kansas City specializes in quality painting cleaning and restoration services for museums, galleries, and private collectors in the Midwest and beyond.

The art conservation firm is led by third-generation art conservator, Peggy Van Witt. Her vast experience and knowledge in scientific, historical, and artistic aspects and requirements of valuable fine art pieces ensures each artwork is treated with the utmost professionalism and care.

Painting Restoration and cleaning

Over the years, paintings can collect airborne grime, nicotine, and a wide variety of debris and foreign substances. Before Conservation Treatment, multiple layers of soot and yellowing varnish liberally obscure the painting, often concealing deeper damage. During Conservation Treatment, the painting will undergo extensive surface cleaning removing any dirt, airborne grime or nicotine. After Treatment, the delicate color nuances will be restored, any losses to the ground and paint layer will be looted and filled and an application of ultraviolet protective varnish will be added as an additional safe guard for the conservation of the surface.

At Van Witt Fine Art, we’ve seen it all including spaghetti sauce, insect eggs, crayons and glue. Sometimes the painting is damaged by someone attempting to clean it with soap & water or other common household cleaners. In time varnish tends to yellow and crack, giving the artwork an unsightly, dingy appearance. Being able to clean fine art paintings properly takes skill, experience, and a gentle touch.


Our Painting Restoration services include:

-Varnish Removal

-Surface Cleaning

-Tear Repair

-Paint Loss Repair

-Water and Smoke Damage

Note: All treatments on art are carried out in compliance with the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) CODE OF ETHICS which mandates the use of archival and reversible materials for museums, galleries, and private collectors.

Request an Estimate

Please Call Van Witt Fine Art to schedule an appointment and speak directly with an Art Conservator.

Consultations are made on an appointment only basis.

CALL : 913-661-9128