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Re: Adhesive removal



Thanks for the advice.  I had been tempted to try alcohol so I appreciate
the warning.

Angee Cobb


>You could try, VERY GENTLY to scrape if off the back with a scalpel. You
>don't want to slice it off, but just carefully scrape, avoiding scraping
>off the paper surface. While this will not remove residue which is likely
>to have penetrated into the paper, it will get rid of the excess. If you're
>unsure, leave it alone, or if you can afford, contact a paper conservator.
>Don't try anything with water or solvents. It could very quickly get out of
>hand.
>
>p.
>
>At 05:25 PM 6/7/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>>Many years ago I purchased two miniature watercolors and promptly put them
>>in a drawer.  I recently took them out to frame and noticed the artist had
>>put masking tape on the back to hold it to the mat.  The masking tape is
>>yellowed but does remove fairly easily.  However, it is leaving a residue
of
>>adhesive.  Is there any safe (and easy for an amateur) way to remove the
>>adhesive without ruining the painting.
>>
>>Thanks for any advice you can give me.
>>
>>Angee Cobb
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