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Subject: Consolidation of wood

Consolidation of wood

From: Mary-Lou Florian <mflorian>
Date: Sunday, August 5, 2001
Michelle C. Messinger <mcmes [at] parks__ca__gov> writes

>I like to know what kind of experience any one has had with linseed
>oil in turpentine and paint thinner as a wood consolidant. How does
>it effect the wood? Is this an older method of wood consolidation
>coming out of the field of furniture conservation? Does it
>effectively strengthen deteriorated wood, or on the contrary, have
>an adverse effect on wood?

Linseed oil always forms a surface film.  It is prone to fungal
growth if in a humid environment.  It also polymerizes and darkens.

Mary-Lou Florian
Conservation Scientist

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:15
                 Distributed: Wednesday, August 8, 2001
                       Message Id: cdl-15-15-006
Received on Sunday, 5 August, 2001

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