Fee Schedule for Fine Art Conservation & Consulting
On site inspection, examination, consultation, research, report preparation and travel time: $75 per hour $150 minimum
Painting conservation service, multiply the perimeter of the painting in inches by the service price per inch to determine approximate cost. An estimated percentage is added to paintings with extended damage and resistant coatings. $100 minimum.
Sample estimate for a 30” x 25” oil painting:30+25+30+25 (perimeter) = 110 inches
Service Price per Inch Approximate Cost
Cleaning $3 to $6 sample est. $330 to $660
Structural Work $4 to $9 sample est. $440 to $990
Lining $10 to $13 sample est. $1100 to $1430
Relining $14 to $20 sample est. $1540 to $2200
Cleaning includes dirt and old varnish removal, minor retouches, and varnish.
Lining and Relining include cleaning.
Art Appraisal Cost
Standard insurance appraisal, $150 base cost, $25 per painting