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Subject: Consolidating leather

Consolidating leather

From: Marysa de Veer <marysa<-a>
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2005
Dana Moffett <dmoffett [at] nmafa__si__edu> writes

>My question is this: in spite of Feller and Wilt's 1990 study
>indicating the long-term instability of Klucel G, is it still
>considered the best treatment choice for powdery leather?

You might wish to consider using Cellugel.  This is an effective
consolidant for deteriorating powdery leather and was developed by
professional book conservators.  Cellugel is essentially a mixture
of hydroxypropylcellulose and isopropanol.  When applied to powdery
leather, Cellugel is absorbed throughout the entire thickness of the
leather and dries within minutes.  After it is dry, the dust no
longer comes off the leather.  Cellugel does not darken, discolour
nor leave a film on the surface of the leather.

I hope this helps,

Marysa de Veer

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:40
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