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Chemical Consolidants and Water Repellents for Sandstone

This report presents the findings of a 2-year project researching the use and effectiveness of consolidants and water repellents on Scottish sandstones. 

The project aimed to research the effects of modern consolidants and water repellents on Scottish sandstones and their success in reducing the rate of stone decay and of consolidating existing decayed stone surfaces.


  • Audiences

    Planners and Owners, Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts

  • Date Published

    25 May 2018

  • Publisher

    Historic Scotland

  • Publication Types

    Technical, Advice & Guidance

  • Author(s)

    Historic Scotland



  • Format(s)

  • Language

    English

  • Subjects

    Architecture


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Cover page with two members of staff carrying out conservation work on a sandstone building