Deposits and Stains
SootA deep, black, powdery or flaky substance that can partially or wholly cover the surface of a painting and hide or disturb the image. It is a separate layer ON the paint layer and can be glossy. It is often very sticky.
COMMENT: COMMENT: Soot is composed largely of amorphous carbon, produced by the incomplete burning of organic matter.
LiteratureVolk A., van den Berg K.J., Agar- a new tool for the surface cleaning of water sensitive oil paint? , 2014, in: Issues in Contemporary Oil Paint, pp 389-406
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Deposits and Stains(Insect) Excretions