Restoration examples of a crucifix that was peeling, flaking and in need of a new cross. Sacred art should be handled only by professionals. Many “trained artists” say they can do the work but an experienced eye can see the difference. Also, we do not do “paint overs.” At King Richard’s we professionally strip, sand, and fill these statues for proper refinishing. Call us to discuss other refinishing pitfalls to avoid when dealing with your church’s patrimony/sacred art. We are always here to answer your questions.