Linen Backing & Restoration

Weidman Gallery provides the best quality linen backing and poster restoration services in Los Angeles. We work with some of the most talented professionals in the industry to ensure that your poster is returned to it’s original glory. From torn and tattered to looking like new there’s no job that’s too challenging. Stop by the gallery or give us a call to discuss your project.

What is Linen Backing?

Linen Backing is a conservation method used to mount and preserve vintage posters so they can be displayed or framed without compromising value. Damaged posters are stabilized through linen backing and restoration to protect the poster from further damage. Linen backing holds the poster flat and smooth allowing it to be easily handled, stored or framed.

Most vintage posters have suffered tears, folds and losses over the years. This makes them look frayed and irreparable. Don’t let this discourage you. An experienced restorer is capable of bringing a damaged poster back to life. Folds can be easily flattened once the poster has been linen backed and tears can be positioned back together. This first step of the linen backing process is the back-bone of bringing your poster back to life. Once linen backed, these folds and tears will virtually disappear when a restoration artist carefully restores color loss using colored pencils and watercolor paints. Losses can be replaced by using a piece of another poster to fill the loss. Most expert restorers have a large archive of scrap posters, which can be used to replace most losses. A properly restored poster can look dramatically better than its former self.

Fine Art Restoration

In addition to linen backing Weidman Gallery provides fine art restoration services. We can have your painting or work on paper cleaned, repaired, and restored. We work with internationally renowned restorers that can handle any job we send them.