I knew that the paint used for Harvey Johnson’s murals was probably acrylic but I wasn’t sure what the original artwork was painted with. It took about 5 minutes to quickly figure out that it too was done in acrylic… about 45 years ago. Also, I quickly discovered that as I rub with a solvent that dissolves the top layer of paint… I’ll dissolve the original paint too. That’s not good.
Then I tried a citris product that swells the overpaint and I can peel it off like taking skin off of a sunburn! Anyone need a job? I started out with a couple of 2″ x 2″ squares but I’m going to clean off a spot about 12″ x 12″ just to get a good look tomorrow.
TSU has some great paintings an I am really enjoying my week here. This is Scott Haskins, over and out… till tomorrow.