Recently, the 12th-century alabaster arch to St Mary’s, Tutbury, Staffordshire was cleaned.
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After helpful input from members, SPAB is reviewing its involvement with UCL surface coatings research. We are seeking to ensure traditional finishes are central to the study.
An introduction to our findings, which we will present at the forthcoming STBA/SPAB conference
Although we have not historically supported the use of colourless water-repellents on historic masonry, there is a new generation of ‘breathable’ products about which that we're increasingly being asked. This research will add to a wider body of evidence that will inform the SPAB’s position on these products.