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Old 04-13-2017, 04:08 PM
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Just got a significant baseball cardboard advertising piece that was rained on and the water soaked through the usps box before I got home. Regular postal lady always stands packages up close to the door or behind a chair. This was just placed flat in front of door and subsequently took a hit of rain. Bottom 3-4 inches of the piece itself soaked up some water with discoloration already setting in. This is a piece I'm absolutely sending in for restoration so do I just let them deal with the water issue then or is there anything I can do right now to lessen the damage. It's currently still wet!

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Old 04-13-2017, 06:57 PM
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That's a shame .. I would put white napkins or paper towel on both sides and put some weight on it- absorb as much as you can
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:06 PM
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Putting the piece in dry uncooked rice, it acts as a desiccant
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:03 PM
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Thanks guys! Pretty sure the damage has occurred at this point. The surface is no longer damp to the touch although the back of it is slightly. The worst of it I believe is a white area that darkened where the water crept up the sign. A good part of the stain is concealed in a multicolored area. I will post pictures before and after restoration of the piece. I say restoration because each corner of this sign was cleanly cut off and needs some help there. Super rich colors as the sign was found behind a framed picture. Will also have restoration company address the recent water stain as well.
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