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9 hours ago, Bayern said:

Hello , Beewax is used today by the Blues and Royals for their parade boots in the inside ... personally i used for old and very dry leather items a the following a mixture of egg yolk and olive oil ...

I would be worried that such a mixture might attract insects, as it is 'edible', leading to damage over time.  Is this your own recipe or is it recommended by restorers and curators?

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Peter. The recipe was given to me years ago by a tanner , to prevent the action of insects or fungus ,is convenient to add to the mixture some boric acid . five grains for each egg yolk .

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On 12/05/2019 at 23:44, Bayern said:

The recipe was given to me years ago by a tanner , to prevent the action of insects or fungus ,is convenient to add to the mixture some boric acid . five grains for each egg yolk .

Good to know.  Thank you!  I have just enough training in museum conservation to be a little suspicious of 'home recipes' but one would assume that a tanner would know. :)

 

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Hello Peter, I understand .A question ,which kind of leather item you want to restore?

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