How Do I Clean A Pewter Figurine?
Are you wondering to yourself, "How do I clean a pewter figurine?" Cleaning a pewter figurine can be a bit tricky. Many pewter figurines are small and have very intricate details, making it harder to clean them properly. With the proper cleaning items, however, cleaning a pewter figurine can take only a matter of minutes. These simple steps will give you a clean pewter figurine that you will be proud to display.
To clean a pewter figurine, you will need:
- A silver polishing cloth
- A dry work surface
- Mild soap, such as dish liquid
- A soft, dry cloth
- A soft bristle toothbrush, such as one for pets or babies
Place a teaspoon full of mild liquid soap or dish washing liquid into a bowl of warm water and dissolve completely. Taking a soft cloth, absorb a small amount of the soap and water mixture.
Working in non-circular motions begin to rub down the pewter figurine. Rinse your figurine in warm non-soapy water.
- Dry off the pewter figurine with a soft, dry cloth and examine the figurine carefully. If any further cleaning is needed for tougher spots, then repeat the steps above using the soft bristle brush instead of the cloth.
If these steps are followed properly, then your pewter figurine should maintain its beautiful silver quality with little maintenance in the future. You should never use a harsh spray or abrasive cleanser on your pewter. Harsh abrasives and circular cleaning motions can cause damage to your pewter over time. Always use soft cloths, mild soaps and soft brushes to clean pewter figurines.