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Question asked 2016-11-29 15:44:53 ...
Most recent comment 2016-11-29 15:58:00
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I am looking for a hard black wax as a surface covering on cement sculpture. Hard enough to reject fingerprints. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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EditDeleteModerator AnswerUnfortunately we do not yet have experts on our moderating board to cover questions relating to sculpture HOWEVER we still may be able to provide you with some pointers....first, is this sculpture meant to be exhibited indoors or outdoors?
EditDeleteModerator AnswerI will take a gamble at this but will also be reaching out to our objects conservators on our board. Carnuba wax is generally considered to be one of the hardest type of wax out there. You can melt it down and add whatever pigments you wish for coloring of course. But as for "rejecting fingerprints" I am not sure it would do the best job....it very well could. The reason why I ask about whether or not the piece is to be exhibited indoors vs outdoors is that cement contains salts (that is why the road can crack during the winter) that may migrate to the surface and cause the wax to appear hazy and blanched. And as cement is porous it will be impossible to completely remove the wax. Again I will reach out to some of our objects conservators on this one.
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