10 Tips to Care for Your Antique Ceramics


Article by: Martin Swinton

To care for your antique ceramics you need a gentle touch and they'll last you a long time. This month we'll give you some useful tips , A Bit About Bare Root Roses... to help you care for them.

1. When you are cleaning delicate ceramics, remember to use a soft-bristled brush to wash antique ceramics in warm soapy water. , How to Buy a Porch Swing

2. Rinse with warm, clear water. , Care and Repair of Garden Tools

3. Don't rub ceramics dry; let them dry naturally.

4. Avoid abrasive products , Maintaining Your Landscaped Yard and bleach.

5. Avoid soaking antique ceramics. If there are any repairs, , A Beginners Guide To Garden Bridges extended soaking could loosen them.

6. Avoid plate hangers. They do great damage to antique ceramics because over time the pressure from the hanger will cause cracks.

7. Display ceramics on sturdy plate stands or plate rails.

8. Avoid hanging antique ceramics such as cups, pots , How To Choose The Right Lawnmower For Your Garden Lawn or vases by their handles or other weak areas.

9. Don't attempt repairs. , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction to Hydroponics Gardening for Beginners (part 16) Temperature It is tricky work and you'll never be able to match the paint , A Beginners Guide To Garden Bridges colours exactly on your own. Bring a damaged ceramic to a qualified ceramics restorer. Repairing a bad restoration disaster , Professional Lawn Watering Techniques - Wireless Sensors for Lawns in Drought Areas will cost you more than fixing it right the first time.

10. Avoid serving food , Sunflowers on restored ceramics; the chemicals used in the restoration could be hazardous.
EzineArticles Expert Author Martin Swinton
Martin Swinton owns Take-A-Boo Emporium, an antique shop located in Toronto, Canada. He does furniture , Garden Tips for Planting Super-Sweet Grape Tomatoes restoration, caning and rushing repairs, , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction to Hydroponics Gardening for Beginners (part 16) Temperature custom reproductions, upholstery, teaches courses on antiques and does appraisals for estates and community events. He can be reached at 416-785-4555 or by visiting http://www.takeaboo.com

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