150-Year-Old Canal Boots Leather Restoration

This pair of boatman’s boots came from a sunken canal boat on the Dismal Swamp Canal of Virginia and North Carolina. They were found in river mud and were cut down to allow for easy removal.  They are most likely a pair of old mid-19th century Wellingtons, modified by the user. "Sometimes we just dry [...]

By |2016-09-20T08:36:30-06:00September 19th, 2016|Blog, Leather Care|Comments Off on 150-Year-Old Canal Boots Leather Restoration

Treating and Stabilizing Birch Wood

Birch wood is a popular wood to work with and Pentacryl (or Wood Juice) will stabilize it effectively. Due to the soft bark, we have found that the birch wood absorbs Pentacryl into this area more readily than other types of wood. This extra absorption plus the lighter color, will leave the bark slightly darker. [...]

By |2017-04-25T02:59:23-06:00June 28th, 2016|Blog, Wood Treatment|Comments Off on Treating and Stabilizing Birch Wood

Leather Care: Treating Leather Motorcross Boots

These well worn boots had not been cleaned or conditioned for many years. The surface had dried mud and was stiff. Here are some tips for treating leather boots: We started by using a soft cloth dampened with the Leather Cleaner. With just one application the dust and dirt was removed. The leather will appear [...]

By |2017-04-25T02:59:23-06:00June 17th, 2016|Blog, Leather Care|Comments Off on Leather Care: Treating Leather Motorcross Boots

Pentacryl Tips

Pentacryl Tips Stabilizing Green Wood Using Pentacryl Green Wood Stabilizer on your End of Year Projects? Follow the helpful tips below to better use Pentacryl for stabilizing wood. Why Pentacryl Wood cookies being 100% end grain (which dries quickly) and containing lots of stress (especially this oak one that is 30" in diameter) will start [...]

By |2017-04-25T02:59:23-06:00January 6th, 2016|Blog, Newsletter Archive, Pentacryl|Comments Off on Pentacryl Tips

December News & Tips

Happy Holidays Preservation Solutions Hours  From our family to yours - Happy Holidays!  In observance of the Christmas holiday, Preservation Solutions will be closed December 18 - 26.   Orders may placed during this time, but please note that they will not ship until the week of December 27.  Have a happy, wonderful holiday! - [...]

By |2017-04-25T02:59:23-06:00December 18th, 2015|Blog, Newsletter Archive|Comments Off on December News & Tips