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Subject: Consolidating distemper mural

Consolidating distemper mural

From: Lisa Mehlin <emehlin>
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2007
I am wondering if anyone might have a suggestion for consolidating a
distemper mural on canvas. The mural is painted to replicate "Zuber"
wallpaper and was done in the 1890's. It is exhibiting cleavage
between the paint layers. As one might expect, the paint is highly
sensitive to water and darkens with contact with solvents like
mineral spirits. Has anyone had success with Aquazol or Lascaux
products in this type of application?

Elizabeth Mehlin
Mehlin Conservation
3 Southern Avenue
Essex, MA  01929

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:24
               Distributed: Saturday, September 29, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-21-24-026
Received on Thursday, 20 September, 2007

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