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Historic Preservation - Technical Procedures

Spectitle:

Periodic Maintenance Of Wood Veneer Paneling

Procedure code:

0640001R

Source:

National Capitol Region Specifications - Cohen Building

Division:

Wood And Plastics

Section:

Architectural Woodwork

Last Modified:

02/24/2012

Details:

Periodic Maintenance Of Wood Veneer Paneling



PERIODIC MAINTENANCE OF WOOD VENEER PANELING


PART 1---GENERAL

1.01 SUMMARY

    A.   This procedure includes guidance on the periodic cleaning
         of wood paneling with a non-ionic detergent to remove
         surface dirt and oils.  This procedure may be used prior
         to refinishing work.    For guidance on refinishing
         interior wood, see 06400-10-R.


PART 2---PRODUCTS

2.01 MANUFACTURERS

    A.   Industrial Soap Company
         2930 Market Street
         St. Louis, MO 63103

    B.   Conservation Materials Ltd.
         P.O. Box 2884
         Sparks, NV 89431

2.02 MATERIALS

    A.   Non-Ionic Detergent: Concentrate, silicate buffered, non-
         ionic, rinseless-type synthetic detergent, containing no
         soaps, free alkali, solvents, abrasives, acids, caustics
         and other deleterious materials, such as "Zyfo"
         (Industrial Soap Company), "Orvus" (Conservation
         Materials Ltd.), or approved equal.

    B.   Cloths: Soft, clean, and lint free

    C.   Clean, potable water


PART 3---EXECUTION

3.01 PREPARATION

    A.   Protection: All surfaces adjacent to wood being cleaned
         shall be protected during cleaning and the surface
         restoration process. All damaged items shall be corrected
         by the Contractor at no expense to the Government.

    B.   Surface Preparation:  Test wash an inconspicuous area of
         wood to verify that method and materials have no adverse
         effect on existing finish.

3.02 ERECTION, INSTALLATION, APPLICATION

    A.   Dilute non-ionic detergent with water using proportions
         as directed by manufacturer.

    B.   Damp wipe with sponge. Do not saturate wood.

    C.   Wipe dry with a clean dry cloth, rubbing in direction of
         grain.

                         END OF SECTION