Not Repairable in General or Really Expensive to Have Done
- Foxing: Learn to love it. To get rid of it, aqueous sun bleaching is the only conservator recommended safe method and is time consuming and expensive.
- Water stains: Sometimes just bathing the page in warm water will do the trick, however it has to be separated from the book.
- Mold: If you really just can’t throw it away: Brush mold off outside. Don’t breathe it in! Wear a mask. Wipe area with 99% Isopropyl alcohol. Wax it if possible. Keep it away from all other books and be sure it is in an environmentally controlled area or the mold will just grow again.
- Ink and other stains: Send it to a conservation lab where they can use a suction table and chemicals to remove it.