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Cleaning acrylic paintings

From: Elzbieta Pilecka-Pietrusinska <epilecka<-a>
Date: Friday, June 24, 2005
Meenakshi Devi <meenakshi2258 [at] yahoo__co__in> writes

>I am a paintings conservator in India. These days I am working on an
>acrylic painting where I am facing a problem in cleaning. The
>painting is about 50 years old and has an accumulation of dust and
>dirt hiding the details of the painting. Any solvent, aqueous or
>organic, takes out the colour. Could any one recommend some method
>or material with which they have had success?

If the consolidation of the point layers is good you could tray one
of the mechanical methods with WISHAB or powdered rubber. We use
these methods to the contemporary Polish paintings with success.

Dr Elzbieta Pilecka-Pietrusinska
Conservator of the panel paintings
The National Museum in Warsaw
Al.Jerozolimskie 3
00-495 Warszawa

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:4
                  Distributed: Wednesday, July 6, 2005
                        Message Id: cdl-19-4-011
Received on Friday, 24 June, 2005

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