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Subject: Wheat starch paste

Wheat starch paste

From: Robert Klein <robertsantiques>
Date: Friday, November 17, 2006
I am soon to begin restoration on a rather large partners desk from
the UK made in the mid to late 1800's.  The damage is extensive due
to the loss of a roof during hurricane Ivan in northwest Florida.
Unfortunately the cleanup crew removed 99% of the original leather
top, a top which I could have saved.

The new leather was ordered from the UK and as I have done in the
past with large leathers, I intend to use wheat paste as my
adhesive.  I worry about mold developing under the leather.  What
type of preservative is recommended to add to the paste and at what

Robert Klein
Roberts Antiques Restoration
Pensacola FL

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:28
                 Distributed: Monday, November 27, 2006
                       Message Id: cdl-20-28-023
Received on Friday, 17 November, 2006

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