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Subject: Mold on EVA

Mold on EVA

From: Chris Stavroudis <cstavrou<-a>
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Abigail Bainbridge <bainbridge.abigail<-a t->gmail< . >com> writest

>I have been having EVA from Conservation by Design go mouldy within
>two months lately; they say the supplier has changed the formula and
>they're working on packaging that would eliminate contact with air
>but in the meantime can't guarantee any shelf life at all once it's
>opened. ...

This is probably because the manufacturer has included less
preservative in the formula--perhaps not such a bad thing.  I have
found that misting a bit of alcohol into the container and onto the
inside of the lid before closing will postpone, if not inhibit
entirely, the growth of mold on similar emulsion-based products.

Chris Stavroudis
Paintings Conservator
West Hollywood, CA

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:25
                 Distributed: Friday, November 21, 2014
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Received on Thursday, 13 November, 2014

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