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Subject: Exterior latex paint

Exterior latex paint

From: Geoffrey I. Brown <gibrown>
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 1995
In response to Artemis BonaDea's inquiry, "latex" paints are usually all
or predominantly acrylic vehicles.  Acetone will usually dissolve these
but such dissolution may spread the paint or cause it to penetrate
deeper.  Ethyl alcohol may soften the paint enough to allow you to
carefully scrape/lift it off with less risk of permeation.  It is
unlikely that all the paint residue will be removable without causing
further damage to the book's surface.  Good luck.

Geoffrey Brown
University of Michigan

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:80
                 Distributed: Thursday, March 30, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-8-80-005
Received on Wednesday, 29 March, 1995

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