ODOR-FREE MICRO-CRYSTALLINE & BEESWAX POLISH
One 10ml container of Patina Queen's ODOR-FREE Micro-crystalline & Beeswax polish. It's taken me over a year of trial and error, but I've finally developed a clear wax polish to seal and protect my hand antiqued/oxidized metalwork that has no harsh chemical smell. Great for all metals, in particular brass, copper and sterling silver. Along with protecting and sealing, the wax polish adds an undeniable richness. The patina finish you work so hard to achieve truly POPS!!
Now, if you're familiar with micro-crystalline wax polishes, the fact that this is ODOR-FREE should make you jump for joy!! :D If you're not familiar, here's why this is so great. Traditional paste and wax polishes sold today include one of many harsh, cheap solvents (turpentine for example) to emulsify and blend all the ingredients together. This later evaporates, leaving you with a protective wax coating. Because I use metal polishes on a daily basis to seal my work, I grew tired of the headaches I was getting from toxic fumes permeating the air of my studio, lungs and even skin. I decided to create a healthier alternative. Now, my intent is not to disrespect any major brands of micro-crystalline polishes on the market today; they have been invaluable to me over the years. It's just time for me to create a healthier design environment for myself and I invite you do the same :)
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DetailsJust a few more noted details...
I'm frequently asked, "Can I use this wax on colored patinas? The answer is YES, but a few steps need to be taken first, and this is true for any wax polish. By the way, the details below apply only to a real patina. If you are using one of the million "faux" patinas on the market definitely test an area first, but I would think it's fine; they are just glorified paints. So, if you are sealing a real chemical patina (verdigris for example) it can be a bit flaky or powdery because it's just sitting on the surface of the metal. It's very important that it's first sealed with three to five light coats of a spray sealant such as Sculpt Nouveau's Clear Guard. Once that dries you should be able to add the wax. The only reason you would add wax after spray sealing would be for an extra layer of protection for your piece. The wax (once polished) adds an additional sheen that you wouldn't normally get with a satin or matte spray. If you don't want or need the added layer of protection or shine then you really don't need to add the wax after spraying a colored patina with a high quality spray sealant.
One last note, I mention wearing gloves in the instructions. This is only for easy clean up...unless you have a cut or wound, then please protect it. I generally don't use gloves because I find the heat from my fingertips helps warm the wax up a bit and it goes on quicker for me. The odorless, highly refined solvent I use to emulsify the wax won't leach into healthy shin. Please, if you are using a wax polish or paste that has a strong paint thinner-like smell, DO NOT use your bare hands. I see videos all the time of people doing this and it makes me cringe. Very bad.