Renaissance Wax for Copper

Renaissance Microcrystalline Wax For Protecting Copper Plant Pots

In the late 1950s, Dr. A. E. A. Werner pioneered the development of Renaissance Wax at the British Museum Research Laboratory. This microcrystalline wax polish has since become a cornerstone in antique restoration and museum conservation efforts globally.

It can be applied to copper to form a physical and non-destructive barrier to stop moisture colouration and oxidation of the material, keeping copper's lustre and bright colour from developing a patina. Notably, its long-lasting nature provides enhanced protection compared to traditional oils and waxes (bee's wax, carnauba wax), especially for frequently handled items like copper plant pots.

Apart from copper, renaissance Wax is celebrated for its versatility, effectively preserving a wide array of materials such as gemstones, wood, ivory, and tortoiseshell.

The versatility of Renaissance Wax is evident in its wide-ranging applications. From safeguarding precious metals against tarnishing to preserving vintage cars, musical instruments, bronze sculptures, and even marble countertops, its protective properties are indispensable. More recently, Renaissance Wax has found application in modern contexts, notably in guitar building, where it serves as both a protective and aesthetic finishing solution.

In a world where preservation meets practicality, Renaissance Wax stands as a reliable ally, ensuring the longevity of our heritage while supporting contemporary conservation efforts.

The wax can be easily removed from your copper plant pot by simply cleaning it as you would your washing up, using regular washing up liquid and a non abrasive cloth or sponge.

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