Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of frequently asked questions that we receive at ACA Paper Restoration. If you have additional questions, call us or use the form on our Contact Us page.

Q:How much does restoration cost?

A:In most cases, it costs $200-$500 per piece. Complex restorations can cost more, and basic ones can cost less.

Q:Is it safe to ship?

A:Yes, if packed properly/safely (see our How to Package page for suggested packaging methods). We do recommend insuring your package.

Q:Will my items be safe and insured, while in your possession?

A:We carry professional liability insurance, as well as a general liability policy. There is also a security system on the premises.

Q:How to pack and ship?

A:See our How to Package page for suggested method of packing. We find all major shippers to be reliable, and we do recommend insuring your package.

Q:What are studio hours?

A:Tue-Fri 9am-4pm. Saturdays 9am-1pm

Q:Do I need an appointment?

A:No appointment necessary.

Q:How long does a restoration take?

A:Typically 4 to 5 weeks, but we will accommodate rush jobs as our schedule permits. Complex restorations or high volume jobs can take longer.

Q:Does restoration harm the value?

A:No… damage harms value. Restoration can stabilize or increase the value of a damaged piece.

Q:Can you restore faded ink writing?

A:No, we are not able to improve the contrast/quality of faded ink writing.

Q:Do you offer framing services?

A:We do not offer framing service, but can recommend framers local to our studio. We advise clients outside our area to use a local framer, as shipping framed pieces always carries risk of breakage and damage.


The average cost to restore a work on paper is $200-$500.

We assess your piece(s) and provide a definitive quote.

We have compiled a list of starting prices for various works on paper.

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