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Subject: Casein paint on wood

Casein paint on wood

From: Jane Foley <jfcfoley>
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2007
Galeazzi Prune <galeazziprune [at] yahoo__fr> writes

>I am leading a research project on the preservation-restoration of a
>casein paint layer, on wood, which requires a cleaning and exhibits
>cleavage. If such a case was treated, maybe could you steer me in
>the choice of materials (solvents, adhesives) and how to determine
>its flatness?

Wishab (vulcanised latex) soft version is what I would use. It has
amazing results but its use depends on having a stable not friable
painted surface, the latter requiring preconsolidation.

Jane Foley, Dip Cons(Hons) GCGI
Sculpture and Objects
Litas Liparini Restoration Studio
823 Main St Evanston Il 60202

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:39
               Distributed: Wednesday, February 14, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-20-39-006
Received on Thursday, 8 February, 2007

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