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Mold on wax resin lined paintings

From: Robert Proctor <robert<-at->
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Helen A. Houp <helen [at] pixfix__org> writes

>I am writing for advice on remediation treatment of mold found to be
>present on the lining support of a wax-resin lined painting. ...

There is a product called BacterArt(e) that is a non-woven,
polypropylene, fabric impregnated with colloidal silver (that is, as
far as I have been able to figure out). I believe it is manufactured
in Spain. I bought some from University Products with the intent on
using it for loose lining paintings that have been exposed to mold.
So far I don't feel confident enough about what the actual make-up
of the material is or, what the possible drawbacks/side effects
might be to have put it to use yet. Does anyone have experience with
this stuff, done any testing on it or know for certain exactly what
it is?

Robert Proctor
Whitten and Proctor Fine Art Conservation
1236 Studewood Street
Houston TX 77008
713-426-0191 (phone/fax)

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Received on Tuesday, 31 March, 2009

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