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Laser Cleaning in Conservation

Author: Martin Cooper

Published by: Butterworth Heinemann, 1998

ISBN 0 7506 3117 1

Excellent introduction to a cleaning technique which has recently moved out from the laboratory to become viable on site in a wide range of instances.


Cleaning Historic Buildings

Volume 1 Substrates, Soiling and Investigation

Volume 2 Cleaning Materials and Processes

Vol 1, ISBN 1 873394 01 2 Vol 2 ISBN 1873394 11 X

Author: Nicola Ashurst

Published by: Donhead (1994)

A respected guide to the cleaning and the removal of paint from traditional materials in historic buildings. Includes stone metal and timber.