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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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