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How to clean gilt wood

Wednesday 20 April 2016, by Barbara Cogollos

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UTENSILS

- Isinglass or rabbit skin glue but much more restrictive since it is necessary to heat the water and to keep temperature. Isinglass is to be diluted with water and vigorous mixing.

- A glass or a cup to pour glue.

- A soft toothbrush, to insist on details inacessible.

- cotton wick, to rinse the object.

- Clean cloths, dry the large and small interstices or you may dissolve the gilding.

Tip : better to rub several times that too many at once.

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