Sometimes if the paint looses its adhesion to its panel support it can be necessary to remove the panel from the painting.
This is a painstaking and skillful undertaking. Once all the wood is removed the painting can either be conserved onto a new panel or can be lined onto canvas.
Splits in panels can be repaired and strengthened.
Above: Painting fried in a fire. Surface blistered and brittle.
Right: The painting after laying the blisters,cleaning and retouching.
Oil Paint on panel
Brighton Chain Link Pier
Panel split strengthened with butterfly joints.