No. 3 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force badge

Paint on Metal, Narrabeen RSL Collection, NSW.


These pictures show the before and after treatment images of a RAAF badge, which has been painted onto a thin metal sheet. The paint layer was stuck to the glass, at all four corners (see Figure 1), resulting in extensive paint loss at all four corners.


The surface of the badge was cleaned before the areas of loss were retouched with conservation-grade materials.

Permission to reproduce images from Narrabeen RSL.

Before treatment

Areas of loss to the paint layer are evident at all four corners, where the surface was in contact with the frame glazing

After treatment

Retouching the areas of loss has unified the work and returned it to its original condition