Our wet strength facing tissue is used to protect the face of a painting during restoration. It is often applied with a starch based adhesive. This tissue becomes transparent when wetted out. This tissue paper has a unique lint-free high permeability nonwoven structure designed for wet applications. It is manufactured to a high surface smoothness and uniformity. A special process mechanically ties-down surface fibers, controls thickness and densifies the structure to produce a strong, high tear strength wet and dry product quality. Its uniformity is comparable to many lightweight synthetic structures, although it is comprised of a special blend of abaca and other selected cellulose fibers.