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    Question asked 2019-03-20 15:19:08 ... Most recent comment 2019-03-20 17:25:32
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    ‚ÄčI have a painting when my apartment whas broken into they spray painted a Texas longhorn emblem on it, I believe the painting is acrylic can the spray paint be removed and not destory the painting?

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    I am so sorry. Unfortunately, there are just way too many variables to be able to answer this question without be able to do actual tests on the painting. (IE was it varnished or unvarnished?, how much was the original paint thinned?, what type of spray paint?, etc) Conservation treatments are always case specific. You should really take it to a program-trained painting conservator.

    Brian Baade
    2019-03-20 17:25:32
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