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This page will illustrate some of the tools and chemicals used in onsite furniture repair and restoration and provide examples of damage feasible to restore without refinishing your furniture and woodworking.
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Artisans of the Valley is now a retailer for Renaissance products including wax and cleaners for furniture maintenance. Our clients have been requesting our guidance to care for their commissioned pieces and newly restored furniture.
Artisans has been using Renaissance wax for over twenty years, the #1 choice of major museums, art galleries and institutions for the preservation of the precious pieces. Professional conservators, retailers, amateur restorers and private individuals throughout the world depend on Renaissance wax to protect their collections and for home use.
This micro-crystalline semi-synthetic product is entirely free of, damaging acids. It remains chemically neutral and is therefore completely safe, even on vulnerable surfaces. The British Museum approved manufacture of this wax for its own use and for distribution to the public.
This is all going to sound like an infomercial, but nobody is going to scream at you at 3am to buy this wax from us or from anyone else for that matter. In fact, we're kind of releasing one of our secretes by becoming a retailer for our favorite wax.
With one product you can lift oil, dirt and the murky accretions of other polishes, removing the residue of previous waxes. The process creates a hard, transparent finish that will not discolor, protecting your finish. A small dab goes a long way, unlike most waxes that need generous application. Artisans is providing our initial offering through a "Basic Furniture Maintenance Kit" for $25 plus $5 shipping and handling. The kit contains wax, cleaner, and appropriate applicators and polishing clothes, enough supplies to take care of the average size kitchen table for at least a year.
The list of just how versatile Renaissance wax actually is to extensive to publish here, but if you check out our website we'll provide the entire spectrum. Details are available in our Cleaning and Maintenance Section.
Some Notes about Renaissance Wax
How the "Perfect Wax" was created...For over forty years, RENAISSANCE WAX polish from England has been the #1 choice of major museums, art galleries and institutions for the preservation of the precious pieces. Professional conservators, retailers, amateur restorers and private individuals throughout the world depend on RENAISSANCE WAX to protect their collections and for home use.
Prior to 1950, the only polishes available were based on beeswax and carnauba wax. Unfortunately, these natural, saponifiable products would cause damage when acids arose spontaneously through oxidation or hydrolysis.
To solve the problem, a consortium of international conservationists directed a scientist from the British Museum to conduct intensive research and find the "perfect wax." When he could not find any that met their exacting standards, he created a new wax in his laboratory. The revolutionary formula he invented is a semi-synthetic micro-crystalline fossil-origin wax entirely free of, damaging acids. It remains chemically neutral and is therefore completely safe, even on vulnerable surfaces.
The British Museum approved manufacture of this wax for its own use and for distribution to the public. That "perfect wax" is now available internationally under the name RENAISSANCE WAX .
Lift oil, dirt and the murky accretions of other polishes. The surface detail remains crystal clear through unlimited applications of this translucent wax; removes previous wax build-up; reveals fine detail & wood grain; non-staining, non-abrasive.
RESTORES AND ENHANCES
Revitalize and return your objects to pristine condition. RENAISSANCE WAX buffs easily to a hard, transparent finish that will not discolor; Renews fading colors and "tired finishes;" retains matte finish when unpolished; buffs to a high gloss; reduces shine of new picture varnish.
POLISHES AND PROTECTS
Guard your precious pieces against the damaging effects of humidity...heat...dust... environmental destruction...aging...and ordinary wear. RENAISSANCE WAX provides a barrier against fingerprints and the devastation of water, wine, alcohol and other spills. With its high moisture resistance, it forms a durable, lustrous protective coating. prevents tarnish, corrosion and "bloom;" remains completely waterproof; retards weathering on exteriors and objects exposed to climatic abrasion.
A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY... AND LASTS A LONG TIME
Excellent spread and indefinite shelf life make RENAISSANCE WAX economical and convenient, even for very large objects and infrequent use. A small dab goes a long way, unlike most waxes that need generous application. Use a minimal amount of RENAISSANCE WAX , rub lightly, and buff if a gloss is desired. The long-lasting preservation reduces the need for frequent maintenance. Airtight container keeps wax in perfect condition; always spreadable, no caking or drying out; indefinite shelf life; no "polish smell;" no added fragrance to endanger material.
SAFE FOR ALL THESE MATERIALS
Wood - Raw & Finished, Leather, Parchment & Paper, Metal - Silver, Silverplate, Gold, Copper & Copper Alloys (Bronze, Brass, Tin, Zinc, German Silver, Nickel), Lead & Pewter, Iron & Iron Alloys, Tin & Tin Alloys, Damascus; Stone, Marble, Onyx, Limestone, Granite, Brick, Tile, Terrazzo, Obsidian, Alabaster; Gems, Glass, Porcelain, Holloware, Bone, Ivory, Horn, Shell & Mother-of-Pearl, Gutta Percha, Dammars; Gilding & Gold Leaf, Patinas, Enamel, Lacquer, Japanning, Cloute, Pose d'Or, Pique Point, Varnish, Marbleizing, Stains & Artificial Graining; Plastics, Formicas, Paints, Polyvinyl Acetates, Esters of Polymethyacrylic, Polycyclohexanones, Fiberglas Epoxy Resins, and much more!
USEFUL FOR ALL THESE PRODUCTS
Furniture - Antique & New; Sculpture, Porcelain, Pottery & Ceramics; Cutlery Knives, Swords, Armor; Jewelry, Carvings, Antiquities, Bibelots, Hardware, Wood Interiors, Fine Books, Clocks, Paintings, Oils, Acrylics, Gouaches, Tempera, Alkyds, Pastels, Oil Sticks, Martins Dyes, India Inks, Photographic Prints, Carvings, Engraving, Scrimshaw, Architectural Ornaments, PLUS... Automobiles, Boats and Yachts, Decoys, Golf Clubs, Firearms, Frames, Kitchen Cabinets, Counters, Appliances, and much more!
WHO USES RENAISSANCE WAX/POLISH
UK: British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Armories (Tower of London in London & Leeds, National Army Museum, Imperial War Museum, the Wallace Collection, H.M. the Queen's Royal Armorer (at Marlborough House), the Guards Museum (Wellington Barracks), the Gurkha Museum (Winchester), the Military Museums at Alder shot, Royal Green Jackets Regimental Museum, the Gunsmith at Chatham Historic Dockyard (Kent), the Johnny Armstrong Gallery, and Museum of Border Arms & Armor (Scotland), National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland. Belgium: Muse Royal de l'Armee et d'Histoire Militaire-Brussels. USA: Gunsmith at Colonial Williamsburg, the Smithsonian, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Academy of Art-Honolulu, Texarcana College of Bladesmithing & Metallurgy, Rockfeller Restorations, and many many more institutions around the world
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