- Step 1: Wipe off dust Dust the item with a soft dusting cloth.
- Step 2: Remove adhesive Use adhesive remover to remove glue or tape residue from the piece.
- Step 3: Line bins with towels Line each bin with towels.
- TIP: Covering the sides and bottoms of the bins helps keep your precious antiques from getting damaged while being cleaned.
- Step 4: Fill bins or sink with water Fill the plastic bins with warm water.
- Step 5: Add soap Add a quarter-sized amount of mild dishwashing soap to one of the bins.
- Step 6: Hand wash Hand wash the pottery or porcelain in the soapy water, being careful on raised areas.
- TIP: If any part of the porcelain or pottery appears damaged, do not attempt to clean it until it has been repaired by a professional.
- Step 7: Rinse Rinse off the piece in the bin with clean water.
- Step 8: Pat dry Pat the item dry with paper towels. Let it sit on paper towels to ensure it is completely dry before putting it away.
- FACT: During the Ming dynasty, Chinese potters perfected the use of cobalt for painting scenes in blue underneath a glaze, a technique that quickly spread throughout the world.
You Will Need
- A soft dusting cloth
- Adhesive remover
- Two plastic bins
- Mild dishwashing soap
- Paper towels