The procedures used aim at stabilizing the paint layers subject to flaking or delamination. Paint layers may be damaged as a consequence of a lack of proper adhesion to the ground layer or to the support of the painting. This problem is treated by stabilizing-consolidating the flaking paint, in order to prevent further losses.
Consolidation and fixation - detail before treatment Detail showing a lack of adhesion between ground layer and canvas as well as between paint layer and ground layer. In some areas the lack of adhesion results in a loss of material.
Consolidation and fixation - fixation of the paint layer An adhesive is applied with a small brush at the precise spot where the loss of adhesion is located
Consolidation and fixation - fixation of the paint layer The adhesive is applied through Japanese paper.
Consolidation and fixation - facing Applying a facing on a paint layer is a temporary protective measure which consists of applying a sheet of paper on the paint surface, often Japanese paper, using an adhesive that is applied through the paper.