Badania możliwości zastosowania Antoxu do konserwacji zabytkowych obiektów polichromowanych
INVESTIGATIONS AS TO POSSIBILITIES TO APPLY ’ ANTOX” FOR PRESERVATION OF ANCIENT POLYCHROME OBIECTS
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„Antox” is one from a fairly wide range of fungicides manufactured by IiNCO Building Chemistry Division, Foland and is known as preservative specially dev e loped for preservation of timber constructions in ancient buildings. Although it has been thought as .a medium for use in not polychrome wood material a series of tests and experiments was carried out with the aim to check the usability of this preparation for preservation of polychrome objects. It has been found in the course of tests conducted that crystallization pentachlorophenol salts on the surface of saturated wood has destructive effect on the painting itself. However, a 0,5 to 1.0 per cent admixture of dibutyl phtalate or tricresyl phosphate can prevent the superficial salt crystallization thus enabling ,,Antox” to be used for preservatdng the objects coated with distemper paints,, and, though w ith every possible precautions, for those coated with gold, too. On the basis of tests conducted it has been found further that the above preparation under no circumstances could find application for objects coated with oil paints since the set of solvents present in „Antox” softens and even solves both the paint and the newly placed varnish.
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