Pressure Sensitive Tape Treatments

Pressure sensitive tape comes in a wide variety of formulations, and has been used for decades as a quick means to repair torn paper.  They all ultimately cause serious problems, deterioration of the paper and staining.  I am the inventor of a chemical cocktail that has proven to be the best method to remove the offending tape and adhesive residue.  The chemicals used are highly toxic and must be handled with care,  but in most cases the staining can be successfully removed.

Pencil drawing before and after treatment.

Pencil drawing (detail) before and after treatment.
This is a pencil drawing (including detail) before and after treatment.

Hancock Signed Document Treated
This was a 1792 John Hancock signed document, mounted to acidic cardboard, split and stained by old pressure sensitive tape. Pictured before and after treatment.