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Re: [BKARTS] Applying Renaissance Wax to Brushed Leather

If you have a nappy leather that needs a different finish, I would avoid wax, as wax is even a problem on a regular, tanned leathers.
Instead, I would suggest a paste-wash (thinned wheat paste to about the consistency of cream), or another alternative would be dilute Klucel-G --- normally be used on red rot leather. Since either of these two solutions can be diluted to allow a uniform coverage (could even be sprayed), they would be far better than the thick Renaissance Wax ---- that wax has its place, but I admit to having great problems with a good, uniform application.
Good Luck,
Bill Minter

On May 10, 2008, at 2:38 PM, rj wrote:

Perhaps not but I got a "Large 5 oz. Vegetable Tanned Cowhide Leather Hide Hides" off ebay for not very much to experiment with. The finish is a fine nap whitish tan that I do not find especially attractive nor do I particularly like the feel of it. So I tired waxing it to see what it would look and feel like. Now the finish is a smooth hard golden tan with a soft sheen that I do like but the look is mottled which is not too bad really but would prefer if it were not.


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