Architectural Dermatology

According to the BBC, Indian officials have concluded that a "deep-cleansing mud pack may be the only way to return a yellowing Taj Mahal to the cultural landmark's former white marble glory."
By "caking the building in clay," we read, those same officials can actually "draw out surface impurities" – but how do they know whether or not they've purchased the right mud mask...?

[Earlier on BLDGBLOG: the oddly popular Hurling Taj Mahals into the Sky].

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skin and stone are both porous, and poultices are actually a tried and true method for certain masonry cleaning and restoration applications.

Viz. http://www.buildingconservation.com/articles/poultices/poultice.htm

Happy exfoliating

rfr

May 17, 2007 5:47 PM  

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