Renaissance Wax, 65ml

£12.00

Renaissance wax does not feel like a natural wax. The crystalline structure is not sticky to touch, and the silk-smooth feeling of the matured wax film gives added pleasure, compared to the ‘drag’ of fingers leaving trails across softer beeswax polishes, while conferring a highly efficient moisture resistance. Arms and armour are kept bright and corrosion-free.

When thinly applied and rubbed out to full lustre, the wax film is (and remains) glass-clear, with no discoloration either of the wax or the underlying surface. Renaissance wax is free from acids (pH neutral) and will not damage even sensitive materials. No matter how often the wax is used there is no loss of clarity, so that fine surface detail is never obscured. Repeated use of the wax deepens the lustre, reflecting more light from surfaces and making them more ‘lively’.

The wax is, for example, replacing the preservative oiling of arms and armour in museums. The wax film is hard and dry and does not, like oil, remain sticky and attract atmospheric acidity. Exhibits are more comfortable to handle.

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Renaissance™ wax polish was originally formulated in the British Museum research laboratories in the early 1950’s, in response to a discussion amongst museum technicians at an international conference on fine-art conservation.

Commercial production and distribution of the polish was ultimately undertaken in 1968 under its trade name ‘Renaissance’. The product was quickly accepted in the international museum world and has become a universally respected standard conservation material – probably the most widely specified because of its almost unlimited uses.