Caring For Your Paper Mache
Need some tips for caring for Papier Mache Purchases ? Here are some easy tips to keep your trays looking pretty handsome.
- Keep in dry conditions away from sunlight.
- Ideally, papier mache should only be dusted and care taken to not rub off the paint.
- Never use water to clean your trays, especially black or red trays. This can cause the white cloudy areas that we sometime see on vintage trays.
- If your tray gets dirty, clean it with cotton wool dipped in soapy water.
- When dried, polish your tray with micro crystalline wax. This will protect it and give it a lustrous finish.
- After each use wipe it with a dry cloth.
- If a stain appears then you can use a hint of lemon in the water for the cloth.
- Don’t’ ever rinse or immerse your papier mache antiques in water.
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