Volume 91 Issue 31 | p. 11 | News of The Week
Issue Date: August 5, 2013

Green Paint Removal

Cleanup Chemistry: Conservators in Washington, D.C., restore vandalized national treasures
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Materials SCENE
Keywords: restoration, vandalism, cleanup efforts, paint removal, coatings

While the “sexting” Anthony Weiner and others with stained political reputations dominated the news last week, officials in Washington, D.C., were worried about another kind of blemish.

Green paint tossed on some of the nation’s most treasured landmarks—including the Lincoln Memorial—worried conservators and experts in charge of restoration efforts. Historic preservation specialists tell C&EN that when they first heard about the acts of vandalism they feared the worst.

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