Development and implementation of a new method of wax application for outdoor sculpture using an airless sprayer

Nicolas F. Veloz

Abstract

Waxes have been used for centuries to protect outdoor sculpture. Through the development of microcrystalline waxes and adjustments to formulations there has been a notable improvement in their serviceability. In a few instances, such as very smooth surfaces or rough textures, the application method has a significant effect on their longevity. This paper describes the development and implementation of equipment, materials, and techniques which allows the successful spray application of wax to outdoor sculpture.

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