Chapter 19

Characterization of High Performance Protective Coatings for Use on Culturally Significant Works

Tami Lasseter Clare; Natasja A. Swartz    Department of Chemistry, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97207, USA


Protective coatings are commonly used to protect culturally significant works, such as outdoor sculptures and architectural elements. While the cost of damage due to corrosion is much higher than that of more common coating applications, the same types of protective coatings are used. Coatings having both chemical and physical intelligence that may offer superior weatherability and act as better barriers to water absorption than commonly used materials, such as waxes and acrylics, are investigated. Our findings ...

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