Laser Conservation

Laser ablation is a sophisticated and advanced technique used for the restoration and conservation of various materials, such as artworks, historical artifacts, monuments, sculptures, and delicate surfaces. It involves the use of highly focused laser beams to selectively and precisely remove contaminants, unwanted layers, corrosion, dirt, and other forms of deterioration from the surface of the object, without causing damage to the original material.

The process of laser cleaning is non-invasive, which means it does not require physical contact with the object being treated. Instead, the laser beam targets the unwanted substances on the surface, causing them to evaporate or be dislodged through a process called ablation. The laser energy is carefully controlled and adjusted based on the nature of the material and the extent of contamination to ensure optimal results while safeguarding the object’s integrity.

Lasers are safer, less invasive, and more environmentally friendly than traditional methods for cleaning sensitive historical surfaces. Our laser cleaning experts are certified by the Laser Institute of America as either Laser Safety Officers and/or Class IV Laser Operators on the safe application of laser for a wide range of historic materials. We have a pool of both 100-watt and 500-watt portable lasers, enabling us to address a broad spectrum of conditions and applications.