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Beva film

From: Ana Botelho <ana_botelho>
Date: Sunday, September 17, 2006
I am a paintings conservator in private practice and I'm currently
performing a treatment on a large easel painting (1.75m x 2.30m).
This painting has several tears and holes and I will have to reline
it. After the treatment, the painting will go to a house with
uncontrolled environment, so I think I'm going to use a BEVA
adhesive. BEVA O.F. gel is an aqueous dispersion, and since the
canvas reacts to water, I wouldn't want to use it. BEVA O.F. 371 is
highly toxic, but BEVA film is not. Can anyone tell me if BEVA film
is suitable for relining this painting, does it have sufficient
strength to hold the two canvases together, given the large size of
the original canvas?

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:16
               Distributed: Wednesday, September 27, 2006
                       Message Id: cdl-20-16-015
Received on Sunday, 17 September, 2006

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