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A remarkable Jacobean re-emergence after 200 years of yellowing varnish
Courtesy Philip Mould

PAINT RESTORATION OF MESMERIZING

I saw this on Twitter. He’s using acetone, but a cellulose ether has been added to make it into a gel (probably Klucel—this entire gel mixture is sometimes just called Klucel by restorers, but Klucel is specifically the stuff that makes the gel). 

Normally, acetone is too volatile for restoration, but when it’s a gel, it becomes very stable and a) stays on top of the porous surface of the painting, and b) won’t evaporate. So it can eat up the varnish.

It looks scary, but acetone has no effect on oils, and jelly acetone is even less interactive with the surface of the paint or canvas.

They did something similar with the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I recently

This is super satisfying.

<p><a href=httpalpacamyhedgehogtumblrcompost167256053210eliciaforever-beyoursledgehammer class=tumblr_blog>alpacamyhedgehog<a><p> <blockquote> <p><a href=httpeliciaforevertumblrcompost167254527487beyoursledgehammer-steampunktendencies-a class=tumblr_blog>eliciaforever<a><p> <blockquote> <p><a href=httpbeyoursledgehammertumblrcompost167253949696steampunktendencies-a-remarkable-jacobean class=tumblr_blog>beyoursledgehammer<a><p> <blockquote> <p><a href=httpsteampunktendenciestumblrcompost167245295603a-remarkable-jacobean-re-emergence-after-200-years class=tumblr_blog>steampunktendencies<a><p> <blockquote><p>A remarkable Jacobean re-emergence after 200 years of yellowing varnish <br>Courtesy <a href=httpstwittercomphilipmould>Philip Mould<a><br><p><blockquote> <p>PAINT RESTORATION OF MESMERIZING<p> <blockquote> <p>I saw this on Twitter He’s using acetone but a cellulose ether has been added to make it into a gel probably Klucel—this entire gel mixture is sometimes just called Klucel by restorers but Klucel is specifically the stuff that makes the gel <p> <p>Normally acetone is too volatile for restoration but when it’s a gel it becomes very stable and a stays on top of the porous surface of the painting and b won’t evaporate So it can eat up the varnish<p> <p>It looks scary but acetone has no effect on oils and jelly acetone is even less interactive with the surface of the paint or canvas<p> <blockquote> <p><a href=httpwwwrmgcouksee-dowe-recommendattractionsarmada-portrait-elizabeth-i?utm_source=facebook&amputm_medium=promoted&amputm_campaign=armada&amputm_content=30secfilm>They did something similar with the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I recently<a><p> <blockquote> <p>This is super satisfying<p> Meme

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