The Royal Mausoleum
Nu'uanu Valley, Oahu

Before Treatment



Detail of incised lettering with gilding and primer layers completely missing.

Left: Polished surface of marble showing exfoliation due to entrained salts within the stone.


Side panels were masked off, affected surfaces washed several times with water spray and allowed to dry for approximately two weeks. Washing completely removed all remenants of the previous gilding.


  Incised lettering was sealed and primed with a urethane automotive primer and sanded smooth, sealed with 10% Acryloid B-72 solution, sized with Rolco 3 hr. size and leafed in 23 1/2 kt gold leaf.






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