Lining, or the application of a secondary linen support, may be done when a painting has a hole, tear, or other serious structural damage. The secondary support is adhered to the reverse of the canvas using a heat-sensitive conservation adhesive called BEVA. This process is done using our thermal vacuum press.
|Before Lining||Detail Before Lining||Back of Painting Before Lining|
|After Lining||Detail After Lining||Back of Painting After Lining|
For paintings with pronounced impasto (thickly-laid brushstrokes) we use a membrane-free lining process to prevent flattening of original textures.
|Membrane-free lining in process||Detail of delicate impasto|