About this project

Messiah College contracted B.R. Howard to assess and clean a painting by Gregory King that had inadvertently been sprayed with a concentrated propylene glycol solution. The artist was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, is an artist and filmmaker currently based out of Los Angeles, California. He has extensive experience in a wide range of multimedia arts and exhibits his work in a variety of venues across the country and abroad.


What we did

The painting was placed on a locking easel to facilitate the treatment process. The surface was cleaned using soft cotton swabs saturated with a combination of either a mild enzymatic cleaning solution followed by a secondary cleaning using swabs saturated only with de-ionized water. The surface of the painting received a protective coating using a specifically designed clear resin. When complete, the painting was returned to Messiah College along with a treatment report and associated photo documentation.