Color Touch-up on Cloth Book Spine
This is just one way to do color touch-up on book-cloth spines. Another way could be to use acrylic paints which is not advised for beginners. Both methods have their benefits. Color touch-up should be seen as a last resort! It is very easy for it to go wrong and it can ruin your book.
- Type of Book: Common Case-bound Books
- Issue: The color of the spine is “off” due to staining or dirt.
- Treatment: Scrape to even out the color then re-color as necessary with colored pencils.
- 10 Minutes of Video
- PERPETUAL CAVEAT: Never repair rare and/or scarce books. When in doubt only do preservation treatments and consult an accredited professional.
Tools and Materials: Stuff from the Basic Book Repair Kit and Level One Tools and Materials plus a few extras
- Colored Pencils
- Archival micro-pen