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I've come across a daybill that has several autographs on it. The daybill could probably benefit from some touch ups - it has tape staining and some small tears. Is it possible to do much with the poster without destroying the signatures?
Have you backed a 30x40? Was thinking of doing one early in the new year and was wondering about the wash process.
Do you give it a longer soak because the paper is heavier? Any other considerations? Cal Hydrox & Bleach longer as well?
Same as a half sheet; and to maybe relax fold lines?
I know this is kind of an open-ended/random hard to answer question, but when you look at poster prior to restoration, whether you are going to buy it as a restoration project in the future, or someone has asked or you've taken on a linenbacking project, what concerns you the most? The least?
Tape-Existing on paper? Tape-Stains?
Paper loss-Interior? Edges?
Fold Line Separation?
Stains- Water? Other?
While I feel my restoration skills are in an infant stage at this point (mixing colors, laying them down, airbrushing, seamless MC infill and such).
I agree with you in that fold separation is one of my major concerns during the wash stage; and saving the poster, laying it down accurately if multiple fold lines separate.
As for image recreation, not sure I'd tackle that quite yet. Tape on a poster, tape stains, water stains don't worry me too much.
No particular project for someone in mind other than posters I look at buying and restoring. Was just wonder what our members and Charlie look when buying a poster to restore and what challenges they see as most critical when buying paper that needs work.
Good stuff Sven, and even better while on a lunch walk from work!
Great to hear your giving it a go. It's great fun!
How did the deacidification and washing go? Were you going to use a weight/press method to dry?
Is butcher tape like masking/paper tape? If you have Bestine, you can try to remove tape while tape is dry- just use protection as Bestine can be a bit harmful as has been mentioned.
You got the card wet, attempted to clean up stains, remove tape; great dive into the deep end for first attempt. I've read where some remove tape during the wash, or even after, but I always remove mine prior to wash-paper is stronger, and you then have the opportunity to wash away any residue/stains in the wash process if they will come out.
As for stains on a lobby, i've only paperbacked two and the stains always seem to be deeper, harder to penetrate; maybe some of mine were grease based so maybe even more difficult, but I think the key to removing stains from LC's, 1/2 sheets or Inserts which tend to be a heavier papers is to have longer soak in the deacidification and a longer bleach with of course a weaker bleach. Increasing the length of both will allow the chems to penetrate deeper into the heavier paper and work more effectively. Charlie please confirm/correct as I've not worked with the heavier papers too much.
Definitely masking tape. And you were discounting the major staining in the top. This is the kind that weakens the paper significantly, so you need to handle it quite differently from how you did, or it does "disintegrate".But it was a much lesser card anyway, and this is how you learn. But next time ask the boys for tips (based on posted images) before you start, not after!
OK, here are the before and after shots. My guess is that I should have avoided doing the tape removal while the card was wet. I was too aggressive in handling it.before front:before rear:And the disaster I created:Looking at it now, I thinking this was masking tape and not butcher/brown tape. should have used Bestine before washing.