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ATLANTA, GA, October 24, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- American pottery appraisers Art Pottery talk about the best ways to clean and maintain antique pieces made from ceramic and porcelain. With routine care, you should have no problem preserving the original character and charm of even the oldest pottery items.
The appearance of antique pottery significantly affects it value, which is just one more reason why you should take the time to meticulously remove dirt, grime, and stains from the surface. A word of precaution, though: every piece is unique and not every cleaning method is guaranteed to work. Before applying any solution, a small sample section should be tested to ensure the integrity of the material will be left intact.
Correctly Cleaning Your Pottery
One of the most effective cleaning methods actually consists of two simple household items. Mix one cup of ammonia to two gallons of hot water. This will distill the product to a safe degree that still allows it to strip away dirt build-up. Use a soft cloth and gently rub in a circular motion over the surface of the pottery. It should look better in no time.
A common metal polish is all that is needed to remove silver marks, and nothing better has been found than white vinegar to strip away the accumulation of mineral deposits. According to Manning Garrett, Owner of Art Pottery, "After you have thoroughly cleaned your pottery and allowed it to dry, remember to store it in a safe area where dirt and dust cannot reach. If possible, wrap the pottery up in bubble wrap and place it in a box for the ultimate protection."
Art Pottery is a top appraiser of pottery in the United States. To learn more about what they do, feel free to visit http://artpottery.com.
About Art Pottery:
Art Pottery buys and appraises American antique pottery. We also offer helpful information for customers on our website as to how to identify and value pottery based on their glaze, mark and shape.
For more information, please visit http://artpottery.com.
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