[Alt-photo] To wax or not to wax?

Brittonie brittonie at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 09:32:04 UTC 2017


I sometimes use a renaissance wax it can give the illusion of increased d max

Also use with my calotypes. 

Doesn't smell as nice as bees wax and lavender but it's what I hear museums use.



> On 6 Dec 2017, at 08:40, Victor Malakhov via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
> 
> Hi Rob,
> 
> I sometimes wax my cyanos in order to get glossier, clearer image with
> better  micro  contrasts.  There  is  actually no need to increase the
> permanence of a cyano, it's long living enough. But still you will get
> some  more protection and stability of the surface. The only point you
> have  to  consider: the cerate coat will tone your image slightly warm
> and  is  quite  prone  to  dust  and other impurities which are flying
> around and can be attracted by the coat.
> 
> I make my cerate for coating by myself, for that you need the best and
> clearest beewax (cera), turpentine and damar resin. I can give you the
> precise recipe later if you need. Or you can just look it up in one of
> the  books  by  Peter  Mrhar,  I  think it was in the book to the salt
> prints.
> 
> The finish mixture is kind of a soft paste, which you can easily apply
> to  the picture's surface with a piece of clear cotton cloth formed to
> a  ball.  Then  I  polish  it with a second ball or even with a harder
> brush - just like you would do it with your shoes :)
> 
> best,
> Victor
> 
> 
> 
>> Hi All, 
> 
>> I was wondering what folks think about waxing prints. Does it make
>> a difference to the image either visually or to its permanence? If
>> you recommend it, what is your process?
> 
>> Thanks
> 
>> Rob
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