Reverse painting on glass: damage and conservation

Damage

Damages of reverse paintings on glass can be divided into two categories. Those caused as a result of damage to the glass, frame, backboard and other materials, and those associated with changes to the binding medium and paint layer. read more...

The paint layer can be damaged in a number of ways by

Conservation treatment

For repairing broken panels of glass the fragments have to be taped together and epoxy resin from the non painted side has to be introduced.
Since there are many different techniques and materials used for reverse painted glass each painting will require an individual approach
to its conservation. read more...

Retouching missing areas of paint on hinterglasmalerei is difficult because the thickness and tint of the glass can distort the colours when
they are viewed through it. read more...

Storage

Reverse paintings on glass should remain in their frames during storage with the glass side placed face down on a soft surface. read more...