[Alt-photo] waxing palladium prints

Serdar Bilici sbilici at gmail.com
Sat May 13 17:50:46 UTC 2017

I never had much success with lavender oil. I have tried various lavender
oils but it is solvent quality is too weak.
It might work as a plasticizer but not as solvent.
So I switched to white spirits, it happens to be the same solvent in
renaissance wax.
1+2 or 1+3 mixture of wax and white spirits make a very easy to apply
creamy wax. I apply it leave it to dry for 5-10 mins then buff it.

Serdar Bilici

On Sat, May 13, 2017 at 8:33 PM, Karen Hymer via Alt-photo-process-list <
alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:

> I have a student who is trying to wax his prints - they are cyanotypes
> over palladium prints on Cot 320.  He had great success at first (beeswax
> with lavender oil, soft cotton t-shirt to rub on) but the second time the
> t-shirt left some lint (easy to solve - choose a better piece of cloth) but
> also the fibers of the paper pulled off.  Perhaps it is a matter of
> practice - My question is does anyone have a better way of waxing?
> Renaissance  wax? Dorlands wax?
>        Karen Hymer
>     karenhymer.com
> karenhymer at gmail.com
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