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Subject: Removing wax linings

Removing wax linings

From: Jorgen Wadum <wadum.j>
Date: Friday, February 11, 2000
Karen Lenk <klenk [at] tpl__toronto__on__ca> writes

>Has anyone had experience removing old linings applied with wax?

Bettina Landgrebe in 1988 wrote an article on this subject:

    "Moglichkeiten zur Abnahme von Wachs-Harzdoublierungen",
    in Zeitschrift fur Kunsttechnologie und Konservierung
    Jahrgang 2/1988, Heft 2, p. 297-304.

In this article Ms. Landgrebe describes a technique using a
solvent-gel: Klucel M with 350g/150 ml Isopropyl alcohol:Testbenzin
(Esso-Varsol 150/180 deg;) 3:1. The treatment is described in detail
and takes place on a heatable low-suction table.

Jurgen Wadum
Chief Conservator
Royal Cabinet of Paintings Mauritshuis

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:44
               Distributed: Wednesday, February 16, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-44-011
Received on Friday, 11 February, 2000

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