T h e   P a p e r   A l c h e m y s t

Restoration of Paper Artwork, Documents and Ephemera

19231 36th Ave W. Suite K, Lynnwood, WA 98036

(425) 582-0625

Paper art is fragile and easily damaged.
Environmental factors such as U.V. light, moisture and accident can cause yellowing, brittleness, foxing and tears. Non-archival framing materials such as cardboard backings, paper mats and oxidized adhesives
can also cause staining and acid migration into artwork.

Fortunately, this deterioration can be stabilized or reversed.

At The Paper Alchemyst, we have the capability and experience to preserve a wide variety of art and artifacts, including etchings,watercolors, documents, movie posters, die cut advertising, Asian screens, scrolls and paper fans. We are Petra Kreidler, with 27 years art restoration experience,
and Andrea Kreidler, with 8 years experience. We emphasize conservation procedures, but we can address both structural and cosmetic damage.


The following services are available at reasonable rates:

Removal of backing boards Minimization of yellowing and stains
Lining with repair paper Wheat paste hinging
De-acidification Washing of paper
Linen mounting Tape removal
Tear repair Flattening
Retouching Airbrushing


Picasso etching

Before: waterstaining and dark toning
After: cleaned and deacidified

Asian Woodblock print

Before: oxidized scotch tape staining
After: staining reduced with solvent

Die-cut Advertisement

Before: missing corners, cracked, scuffed
After: corners recreated, damage touched up

Parchment diploma

Before: rippling and buckling caused by moisture
After: hydrated and flattened

Magic poster

Before: brittle, creased and torn,
After: deacidified with calcium hydroxide
mounted to repair paper

19th century bookplate

Before: foxing caused by acidity and moisture
After: cleaned and deacidified

Advertising calendar

Before: torn in half, rippled, missing paper on edge
After: tear repaired, flattened, missing area replaced

Charcoal enhanced photograph

Before: tears, scratches, scuffs, holes
After: mounted, filled, touched up

World War II poster

Before: torn along folds
After: linen mounted


Contact Information

For a "Ballpark" estimate contact us by phone: (425) 582 0625 or (206) 524 3294

or by e-mail: pkreidler@hotmail.com

To visit us in person:
The Paper Alchemyst
19231 36th Ave West
Suite K
Lynnwood, WA 98036

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