Lecture 4. Protection, reintegration and maintenance
Protection and reintegration are often accomplished simultaneously. This is especially true for minimal intervention methods using accessible technology.
The goal of reintegration is usually to reduce contrasts between dark and light, by unifying surface colors and imparting a smooth finish.
Coatings of lacquer or of wax can be effective both for protection against corrosion factors moisture and acidic deposition, and for reintegration by the coatings' visually saturating effects on color and texture.
A. Clarification and refinement of subtle and obvious features
Adequate provision for maintenance preserves both sculpture and the resources expended in producing or restoring sculpture.
A. Periodic scheduled examination and upkeep
B. Cleaning and recoating for maintenance
C. Deteriorated coatings