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What is the best way to clean my Porcelain?


Remove dirt and dust from any decorative piece with a dry artists paintbrush before washing. Provided they are unrestored, glazed ceramics can be safely washed in warm water with a little washing-up liquid using a soft brush to coax dirt from crevices, but never use abrasive cleaners or put antique pieces in the dishwasher. When washing, protect the pieces by laying a towel or sponge at the bottom of the, preferably plastic basin or stand one piece at a time on the draining board and wash gently with a soft brush dipped in water with washing-up liquid. Rinse well and leave to dry on a clean towel. A warm hairdryer can be useful for drying intricate items.



8/21/2009 4:45:24 AM
J. Wadsworth said:

Very useful thanks. It confirms what I thought but two heads are better than one


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