Laser Removal: Wall Paintings - Rimozione laser: Pitture murali

WALL PAINTINGS

Italian research centers have develoded a generation of lasers that has made possible, in the last ten years, the successful intervention on different problems common to the conservation of wall paintings.

WALL PAINTINGS

Italian research centers have develoded a generation of lasers that has made possible, in the last ten years, the successful intervention on different problems common to the conservation of wall paintings.

Laser Removal: Wall Paintings - Rimozione laser: Pitture murali

The nature of the pigment, its cohesion to the support and the nature and tenacity of the encrustation to be removed are all parameters that must be evaluated by the restorer in order to choose the laser system that best suits the case in question.

The nature of the pigment, its cohesion to the support and the nature and tenacity of the encrustation to be removed are all parameters that must be evaluated by the restorer in order to choose the laser system that best suits the case in question.

Rimozione laser: Pitture murali - Laser Removal: Wall Paintings

A second application – in which laser technology has proved to be decisive – is the removal of overlapping layers of lime from the pictorial surfaces (descialbo). In this case it is not a true ablation but a secondary photomechanical action that allows the detachment of the plaster to be removed. Where possible, this action is supported by gently wetting the surface of wall paintings with water.

A second application – in which laser technology has proved to be decisive – is the removal of overlapping layers of lime from the pictorial surfaces (descialbo). In this case it is not a true ablation but a secondary photomechanical action that allows the detachment of the plaster to be removed. Where possible, this action is supported by gently wetting the surface of wall paintings with water.

Laser Removal: Wall Paintings - Rimozione laser: Pitture murali

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