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Subject: Linseed oil

Linseed oil

From: Dominique Rogers <do>
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2003
A friend of mine (not a conservator!) has applied linseed oil to
some weathered oak garden chairs belonging to her brother (this was
6 weeks ago and they were left outside).  From silver grey they have
now predictably turned dark brown. Brother is very unhappy. The
surface was very greasy and I suggested to clean the surface with
acetone, This has removed the surface stickiness and done a little
bit to lighten the colour, but not enough. The chairs may or may not
have been waxed before, any hopes of changing the wood back to
weathered grey?

D. Rogers

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:63
                 Distributed: Wednesday, April 23, 2003
                       Message Id: cdl-16-63-014
Received on Saturday, 19 April, 2003

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