Frequently Asked Questions

 

A: Yes, we give written estimates and a full explantion of the work to done. We can only give estimates after we have seen the artwork in our studio so a full inspection can be completed. No estimates can be given via the phone - we must see and inspect the item to be restored.

A: Typically most estimates are very close the the final price of restoration being that the art has been inspected by Mr. Perez himself and all repair work is explained personally. However, on rare occasions, unforeseen damage or expanded repairs may be revealed during the restoration process. These items will be brought to the client's attention immediately and further estimates will be discussed at this juncture.

A: Yes, your art has insurance coverage while at our facility. The only circumstances where coverage is not extended is during the event of a major act of God - Fire, Flood or Earthquakes etc.

A: Usually no. Payment for all restored art is due after project completion. If special materials or handeling is required a small deposit maybe requested.
A: In most cases we offer pick up and delivery within a certain distance from out facility. Please call us for more information. For larger works of art we recoomend using professional art movers. We do receive and send smaller works via FedEx and UPS. Please contact your local shipper for more details on rates and insurance options.
A: In short, yes. It is very important to catalogue all artwork for insurance purposes.
A: No. The majority of all fine art pieces will eventually need restoration of some kind or another during it's lifetime. A great many museums and large private collections maintain their art regularily via conservators and restorers. There are several environmental elements plus shipping and moving of art that can result in damage. Not restoring art can actually devalue it in most circumstances.

A: All restoration work is charged at a "per job" estimated rate. Each project is unique in nature and each require different attention. We prefer to estimate art piece based on the work involved rather than in time increments - we find this gives us better focus on the job at hand.