John Nalewaja and his assistants have restored entire rooms of valuable wallpaper. Often the paper is repaired and rehung in its original location. Sometimes the paper is hung in a new location or is installed on boards to be made into screens or hung like artwork. Here are some examples of commonly requested types of repairs.
Repairs after leaks
Quite possibly the most commonly requested restoration is repair after a leak, either in the wall or a ceiling. John's assistants will remove the paper so that the leak can be fixed and the walls repaired as necessary. After the walls and/or ceiling have dried completely, the paper can be rehung and restoration can begin. In the example below, the thermostat was also replaced and the artist painted the scene over the new thermostat, enhancing the continuity of the scene.
Loose or torn paper
John's assistants have years of experience successfully completing repairs both small and severe. Normal wear sometimes means small scuffs or tears that are easily repaired. However, even very badly damaged paper can probably be repaired. In the example below, an antique paper had suffered years of neglect and John and his assistants were able to restore it to a beautiful condition.
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