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stain results when water or other liquids, oils, dirt, etc. are
either spilled or ground into the poster.
are normally the result of accident spills, mishandling, improper
storage or, in some cases, intentional or accident misuse or abuse.
that are present on the border of a poster has very little impact
the value. However, if the stains occur on the artwork of the
poster, they are considered serious blemishes and will severely
affect the poster's value. Stains that are found on the back of
the poster are not considered a defect, unless they result in
a bleed-through or see-through that
can be seen on the front of the poster.
stains and some other liquid and/or chemical stains can be removed
by bleaching and washing the poster. However, this process is
extremely delicate and precise because it involves dampening
the poster. Because paper is very susceptible when wet, this
process MUST BE DONE BY A PROFESSIONAL RESTORER.
direct stains can be removed by a damp cloth, carefully applied
to the poster. Posters with stubborn dirt stains should be taken
to a professional restorer where different chemicals can be
used to clean the poster. If
there is an ink stain, such as that from an older fountain pen,
an ink eradicator can be used to remove the stain. Ink eradicator
is a type of bleach, so when the stain is removed, so is the
color on the poster. The area where the ink eradicator is applied
would have to be colored in. If
the stain is the result of indelible ink or newer ballpoint
pens, it cannot be bleached out. THESE STAINS WOULD HAVE TO
BE REMOVED BY A PROFESSIONAL RESTORER.
stains can be removed with the use of a yellow brick art gum
eraser. The art gum eraser is very soft and crumbly. Regular
pen and pencil erasers will not only remove the stain, it will
also remove all color. A REGULAR PEN OR PENCIL ERASER SHOULD
NEVER BE USED TO REMOVE ANY TYPE OF stains. Since
removing stains from the artwork of a poster almost always results
in the loss of color, IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT THE REMOVAL
OF SUCH STAINS BY DONE BY A PROFESSIONAL POSTER RESTORER ONLY.
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