Using laser is safer, less invasive, and more environmentally friendly than traditional methods for cleaning sensitive historic surfaces. Lasers offer a variety of output characteristics, enabling conservators to use them on surface materials, including textiles, plaster, and bronze. Conservators have a wide array of mechanical, chemical, and optical tools at their disposal and knowing how each tool interacts with the material is critical. The concentrated energy of the 1064nm Nd:YAG Q-switched laser can remove buildup without damage, leaving even delicate materials clean and intact.
Our laser experts are certified by the Laser Institute of America as either Laser Safety Officers and/or Class IV Laser Operators on the safe application of laser for a wide range of historic materials. We have a pool of both 100-watt and 500-watt portable lasers, enabling us to address a broad spectrum of conditions and applications.