Renaissance wax

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Renaissance Wax


[Picreator Renaissance Products] A brand name for a Microcrystalline wax polish. Renaissance wax is composed of a mixture of Cosmolloid 80 hard and BASF A waxes. It has been used to clean and polish Wood, metals, ceramics, Ivory, Marble, and Leather.

Synonyms and Related Terms

microcrystalline wax; cera del renacimiento (Esp.); cera microcristallina (It)

Resources and Citations

  • Tom Rowland, Noel Riley, A-Z Guide to Cleaning, Conserving and Repairing Antiques, Constable and Co., Ltd., London, 1981
  • Ceramics and Glass Conservation Section, List of Workshop Materials, The British Museum, London
  • Marie Svoboda, Conservation Survey Index, unpublished, 1997
  • Henry Hodges, Artifacts: An Introduction to Early Materials and Technology, Ronald P. Frye, Kingston, Canada, 1988
  • Conservation Support Systems, Catalog, 1997
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