A new polishing procedure is presented for the preparation of paint cross-sections with enhanced surface quality. As a result, chemical surface analysis by Fourier Transform Infrared (FTM) imaging spectroscopy and Laser Desorption lon Trap Mass Spectrometry (LDMS) is now possible. Surface quality is demonstrated by FTIR-imaging, Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) microscopy and Interferometric Profiling.

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J. Goupy , J.-P. Mohen

Wyplosz, N, Koper, R, van der Weerd, J, Heeren, R.M.A, & Boon, J.J. (2000). Improvements in surface preparation of paint cross-sections necessary for advanced imaging techniques. In J Goupy & J.-P Mohen (Eds.), Art et Chimie, la Couleur: Actes du congrès (pp. 65–68). CNRS Editions.