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Metalware => Wilton Metalware => Topic started by: Hometownvintage on August 26, 2013, 02:43:55 PM

Title: Care and Cleaning - How to protect your Pieces
Post by: Hometownvintage on August 26, 2013, 02:43:55 PM
Wilton Armetale Pieces are meant to be used on the table and in the oven but, need care in order to keep them in good condition.

1.  Wash your Wilton Items by hand with a mild soap.  A harsh soap and/or the dishwasher will not destroy the piece but, can change the color and even hurt the finished pewter look of your pieces.

2. If you have lost the finish of your pieces it can be corrected in a few cases.  You need to polish the items with a metal Polish and then thoroughly hand wash the pieces with soap & water.

3. Wilton items are not impenetrable from scratches and marks.  This can be desirable in some cases however you can polish some of these marks away.

4. If you want to use the item as a vase or to hold water, keep in mind that the water can damage the piece.  I suggest  coating the piece with a heavy shortening.  This will repel the water while preserving the metal.