how to unstick old photos

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by mary_oborny, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. A friend of mine found some old photos in a garage that are now stuck
    together. Can anyone tell us how to get the unstuck from each other. I
    believe they are B & W photos.
  2. I used to put them in a rinse bath to get them apart. You might try taking a couple and
    submerging in a container of clean, cool water that is recirculating and see if it works. Let it
    soak for a period of time to see if it releases. Do not pry or peel apart. Let it happen
    naturally, if it will.

    If it works, then you can carefully blotter dry the prints, lay them flat to air dry thoroughly.
  3. My usual response to how to unstick anything is try the refrigerator first. It dehumidifies, causes stuff to contract, and inactivates some adhesives. I don't think it can possibly hurt them.

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