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    Posted 6 years ago

    melaniej
    (707 items)

    One of three oil paintings by same artist
    All three looks to be Manila Bay Sunsets scenes.

    After watching an episode of the Antique Roadshow where an appraiser mentioned cleaning oil paintings with "SPIT", I decided to pull these out of storage and clean MYSELF.

    So time consuming but hey its worth it and my spit is free.....lol.

    1st picture- Right half cleaned left side not- what an amazing difference

    2nd picture- closeup before cleaning
    3rd picture- closeup after cleaning
    4th picture- may gross you out but hey it's part of the story and goes to show how dirty the paintings are.

    Will post pic's of all three paintings when done cleaning.

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    Comments

    1. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      What a great idea Melanie! I've never heard of this method before... I guess now I need to do mine... by my daughter of course!! : )
    2. melaniej melaniej, 6 years ago
      Rick it was one of the two past antique show airings. I have that show on record so I will look back and share.
    3. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      That explains why I hadn't seen it. I'm currently 4 shows behind... I'll be looking out for it, thanks for sharing!
    4. melaniej melaniej, 6 years ago
      Rick
      Episode "Chicago" Art Collectibles Aired 11/2/15

    5. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Found it... Thanks Melanie :)
    6. melaniej melaniej, 6 years ago
      Your welcome Rick
      When or if you clean one of your oil paintings could you please share.
    7. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      I had a painting of Venice from 1981 which I had given to my daughter. I showed her your post and asked her what she thought about doing it... she laughed and said that a painting as large as this - 24 x 36 - would take her forever! Aaaah youth lol.
    8. melaniej melaniej, 6 years ago
      Rick too funny....
      I'm older now and have a lot more patience now that I didn't have when I was younger.
      I enjoy tedious stuff like this...but if you had asked me to do a project like this 20yrs ago I'm sure I would have reacted the same as her.
    9. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      I going to try this thanks for the tip mel.
    10. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      i started to do this to a painting after seeing the same AR piece. warning: don't re-wet the q-tip!
    11. melaniej melaniej, 6 years ago
      Ho2cultcha
      Lol
      Who would do such a thing...GROSS!
    12. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Yes, I heard about this method a long while back, and now use it to clean anything that might be fragile or iffy, I keep Q-tips handy and go at it, lol. Supposedly our saliva has the perfect Ph balance, whatever that means. I hear all masterpieces are cleaned this way. Kinda grosses me out. :/
    13. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Hey! Those who are lacking patience for cleaning a large painting may try to lick!
      ;-P

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