How to Clean Antique Porcelain & Pottery
How to Clean Antique Porcelain & Pottery


How to Clean Antique Porcelain and Pottery. Using these methods, you no longer need to
fear ruining the beautiful glaze on that fancy vase you inherited years ago. You will need A soft dusting cloth Adhesive
remover Two plastic bins Towels Mild dishwashing soap and paper towels. Step 1. Dust the item with a soft dusting cloth. Step 2. Use adhesive remover to remove glue or tape
residue from the piece. Step 3. Line each bin with towels. Covering the sides and bottoms of the bins
helps keep your precious antiques from getting damaged while being cleaned. Step 4. Fill the plastic bins with warm water. Step 5. Add a quarter-sized amount of mild dishwashing
soap to one of the bins. Step 6. Hand wash the pottery or porcelain in the
soapy water, being careful on raised areas. 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 off the piece in the bin with clean
water. Step 8. Pat the item dry with paper towels. Let it sit on paper towels to ensure it is
completely dry before putting it away. Did you know 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.

4 thoughts on “How to Clean Antique Porcelain & Pottery”

  1. martin mccord says:

    In other words "wash it"

  2. Caesar says:

    If scratch or oil dirt stain, use a fine grit sand paper wash cloth and water. But be very careful not to sand away any color or designs. Some scratches and other things aren't worth the damage to the piece. Also Be very careful with the sand paper because even with the finest grain you can scratch up the piece as well. Good luck. Hope this helps.

  3. Faye Dunbar says:

    I thought you weren't suppose to get pottery wet.

  4. Who's Your Daddy? says:

    You could have choosen an UGLIER piece of ceramic…but it would have been very very difficult!

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