Renaissance Wax Antique Polish 200ML Timber Metal

Item Code: RENWAX200

Supplier Ref: RENAISSANCE200ML

Renaissance Wax Antique Polish 200ML

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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.

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 which, in time, could spoil original finishes on national historic collections of furniture. He rejected them all and investigated the new so-called 'fossil' or microcrystalline waxes being refined out of crude oil. With their distinct characteristics depending on their geographical origins, the new 'man-made' waxes could be accurately blended to meet the needs of many industries, from cosmetics and pharmaceuticals to heavy engineering. Thus, the waxes combined Nature's best qualities with the advantages 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.

Commercial production and distribution of the polish was ultimately undertaken in 1968 by the London-based company Picreator Enterprises Ltd. 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.

Renaissance wax polish - 200ml size can
The standard size can is aimed at the general market / for use in the home.
24th July 2017
bruce Crisp said...
"Whilst dispatched very quickly it did not arrive. Contacted and was assured it would be resent. Not sure if it was but it did not arrive. Contacted again received a sincere apology and it was dispatched and arrived next working day. Product is good. I would buy from Yandles again."
Star Rating 3
22nd February 2017 said...
"seems to be ok , early days yet"
Star Rating 5
12th August 2016
Terry Spinks said...
"Perfect for coating my antique pistols, brought them up to a high lustre."
Star Rating 5
1st August 2016
harry ladlow said...
"excellent item perfect wax it works and keeps things in good order thank you"
Star Rating 5
17th June 2016
streetlegal said...
"Good product - easy to apply. I'm using it to finish small wood-turning pieces. It gives a nice, soft sheen and feel to the surface of the natural wood."
13th June 2016
Steve said...
"Excellent product"
Star Rating 5
1st June 2016
philip baldwin said...
"Excellent wax for restoration work"
Star Rating 5
20th May 2016
Anne Lunt said...
"Renaissance Wax is ideal for finishing my woodcarvings as it doesn't change the colour of the timber to ouch but provides a protective shine. Yandle's price for the 200ml tin is the best on offer."
Star Rating 5
2nd May 2016
William Kelsall said...
"This product was recomended it did exactly what I wanted for the finish."
Star Rating 5
2nd March 2016
Ralph said...
"Renaissance Wax Antique Polish literally does what it says on the tin. An excellent product and good service from Yandles. Thank you."
Star Rating 5
20th February 2016
Allan Jones. said...
"I believe I am waxing lyrical when I say this but it is a superior product I would not think of using any other....."
Star Rating 5
30th December 2015
Elaine said...
"Excellent Product - Have used it for years to clean and polish all sorts of items. Including some Antique Books (not on matt surfaces) Excellent service and extremely quickly delivered"
Star Rating 5
25th December 2015
Chris Daniell said...
"really very good on some antique furniture - understand now why museums use it (and Yandles very prompt with sending it and well packaged "
Star Rating 5
10th November 2015
Martin said...
"Fast delivery , excellent product :-)"
Star Rating 5
4th September 2015
Stuart Quayle said...
"I deal in antique arms and armour ( and Renaissance Micro-Crystalline Wax is the only Polish I will let near my collection. It does not have any adverse effect on very old wood and metal and brings the surface up beautifully. I won't use any other product."
Star Rating 5


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