Would it be a good idea to spray water on an old, dry, tearable, sunburned book with a squirt?

Would it be a good idea to spray water on an old, dry, tearable, sunburned book with a squirt?

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  • Marli
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    No.  When wet, the paper will disintegrate.  If left to dry, the pages will "glued" together into a block because of the cellulose in the fibers.  Most book paper is made from pulped wood, and wood contains cellulose.  Your book is brown and easy to tear, so it was likely made from wood pulp.

    Take the boom out of the sunshine. Lay it on a desk or table. Read it carefully.  Do not push the pages flat if they are brittle.

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Why?  What do you hope to achieve by doing that?

    It wouldn't make it readable and in a better condition, if that's what you mean.  It would just make it fall apart a lot quicker.

  • 4 weeks ago

    NO

    That would make your book considerably worse 

    It is a very bad idea

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