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Picreator Enterprises Limited
Materials for Professional Restoration and Conservation
Manufacturers of Renaissance Wax Wax
Renaissance Wax
The Renaissance Wax Range
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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 is manufactured in three sizes, listed below:

Renaissance wax polish - 3-litre can
Aimed at the trade user/finisher, this size contains 15 of the 200ml size cans in wax volume, at a much more cost-effective price for large-scale usage.

Availability: single cans or as 1 case of 4 cans
Minimum export order: 1 case of 4 cans

Renaissance wax polish - 200ml size can
The standard size can is aimed at the general market / for use in the home.

Availability: single cans, cases of 24 cans or in packs of 4, 6, 12 cans
Minimum export order: 1 case of 24 cans

Renaissance wax polish - 65ml size can
Trial or 'gift' size - an exact miniature replica of the 200ml can aimed at the craftsman who wants to give a gift to the customer of commissioned work as an after-sales service.

Availability: packs of 25, 50, 75 or 100 cans only
Minimum export order: a pack of 25 cans

Order Direct: Goods are dispatched, within 48hrs of receipt of payment, by overnight courier (UK) or by UPS (exports). For total costs including VAT/carriage (UK) or details of our distributing Agents in other countries contact our office on: Tel:+44 (0) 20 8202 8972 Fax: +44 (0) 8202 3435 or e-mail us on


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