Hallman Conservation
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If you have any question concerning treatments, appoinments or prices, please don't hesitate to contact us. We will help find the best solutions for you.
Hallman Conservation Services
At Hallman Conservation, we take care to provide our customers high quality services personalized for their unique needs. We are available to take your order 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our staff members are professional, courteous and efficient.

We provide a variety of services including:
Photographic Documentation
When any treatment is performed the artifact is digitally photographed prior to treatment.  As treatment progresses each step of the way is documented.  The owner is provided a set of these photographs for their records.
Surface Cleaning
Tear Repair
We all know that accidents happen.  When a painting is torn it is hard to look at, but even the most complex tears can be mended and retouched so that you would never know it happened.  Tears are mended thread by thread wherever possible. 
Structural Treatment: Consolidation of Flaking Paint
A painting has many layers.  A canvas is usually prepared with a ground layer or gesso.  The surface is then ready for the artist to create a work of art.  When the layers begin to separate or detach from each other the original paint is at risk of lifting, tenting, and ultimately flaking off.  Structural consolidation can prevent losses from happening or arrest further losses thereby preserving the artifact.
When losses have already occurred, the painting needs retouching.  This is done by filling the loss with gesso to the level of the original paint around the loss and careful color matching is performed in only the areas of loss leaving all the original paint exposed.

Assessments and Insurance Estimates
Custom Picture Framing
Frame Conservation
Generally an older painting has an older frame that needs attention too.  Old frames have been exposed to the same atmospheric grime from fires and furnace as the paintings.  Broken corners or missing ornaments can be recast.  Old overpaint and grime can be removed.
When purchasing a piece of art do you wonder if it has had previous damage?  Any reputable gallery would allow a client to have a conservator examine a piece prior to the purchase.  Art conservators are not appraisers but we can advise a client how much work a painting has had done to it.
​If your art has gotten damaged and is covered by insurance a written report can be provided estimating the cost of repair.
Framed With Joy is the sister company of Hallman Conservation.  With hundreds of in house samples to choose from we specialize in museum quality custom framing.  We framed everything from needlework to certificates, fans, posters and mirrors as well as your valuable artwork. Glass mats and french mats are a specialty
Removing aged darkened varnish and atmospheric grime allows the true colors that the artist painted to be seen.  A delicate touch is required to removed unwanted layers and leave the original unharmed
Picture Hanging and Home Design
We safely hang pictures.  We have design skills and experience in setting up a new home after a move or just reorganizing your collection.  We suggest where art should hang and carefully put it up on your wall.