Renaissance Micro-Crystalline Wax
Renaissance wax was developed for use on the British Museum’s priceless antiques. This special blend of micro-crystalline waxes will not stain or discolor with aging. It is acid neutral, water and alcohol resistant. Preferred by museums worldwide for protecting furniture, leather, marble, paintings and metal.
- Made in England
- Acid neutral, water and alcohol resistant
- Preferred by museums worldwide for protecting furniture, leather, marble, paintings and metal
- Will not stain or discolor with aging
- 65 ml
Directions and Product Details:
Apply sparingly with soft cloth and buff gently. Dries hard instantly. Resists liquids spillage. Does not show finger marks.
Refined waxes blended to a formula used by the British Museum and restoration specialists internationally. Revives and protects valuable furniture, leather, paintings, metals, marble, ivory and many other surfaces. Use both on housed items and items exposed to weather. Freshens colors, imparts soft sheen.
Renaissance Wax Polish
Scientists originally formulated renaissance wax polish in the British Museum research laboratories in the early 1950’s. They did so in response to a discussion amongst museum technicians at an international conference on fine-art conservation.
In accelerated ageing tests, the British Museum scientist found that all current commercial waxes based on the usual natural waxes (beeswax and carnauba wax) contained acids. These acids, in time, could spoil original finishes on national historic collections of furniture. He rejected them all and investigated the new so-called ‘fossil’ or micro-crystalline waxes refined out of crude oil. With their distinct characteristics depending on their geographical origins, one could accurately blend the new ‘man-made’ waxes to meet the needs of many industries. From cosmetics and pharmaceuticals to heavy engineering. Thus, the waxes combined Nature’s best qualities with the advantage of modern technology.
The blend which emerged from that research was ‘designed’ for long-term protection of all classes of museum exhibits. At last, museum technicians and others caring for important collections could use wax polish that neither caused future conservation problems nor detracted from the intrinsic values of their treasures.
What Makes Renaissance Wax So Different?
It has a crystalline structure much finer than totally natural waxes, a property that confers a highly efficient moisture resistance. Renaissance wax protects countless statues and monuments from weathering corrosion in city streets. Arms and armour, steel, and kitchen equipment of brass and copper in historic house museums, stay bright and corrosion-free.