[Alt-photo] off the wall question

Bob Cornelis bob at colorfolio.com
Fri Jun 30 23:31:02 UTC 2017

Hi All

I'm trying to spruce up my dim/darkroom space a bit after a number of years
of regular use. My dry-side work surface is just a plank of wood that I
painted. Over time, it has accumulated quite a vivid display of chemical
stains. I realize absorbent wood was a not a really great idea.

Does anyone have any suggestions of what type of surface might best resist
the inevitable spots, splotches, rings and minor spills from things like
pt/pd and cyanotype sensitizer? Cyanotype, in particular, is really hard to
contain, it stains anything it touches!

I've seen some photos of people's darkrooms online and they are always


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