How to care for your Pewter products

How to care for your Pewter products

Pewter, which can easily be mistaken for silver, is a very popular metal to work with for artisans and crafters.  It does not easily rust or corrode and is easy to clean, making it a very low maintenance material. This is why it is the perfect for almost anything from vases and jewellery to kitchen utensils and sculptures. With a little love, your precious pewter pieces will last for generations.

Cleaning Pewter is easy! All you need is a little hot water mixed with a mild detergent. Dip a sponge into the mixture and wringe out the excess water. Then simply wipe over the pewter surfaces. You can then dry with a soft cloth.

Many people attempt to use polishing products on pewter, this is a sure way to ruin the look and feel of your pewter object. If you are still set on having that shiny finish like it once was 20 years ago, bring it into the warehouse and we will buff it back to like new.

Bare in mind that if your pewter product is sentimental or has monetary value, it may be best to simply leave it be. Over time the metal will take on a patina that many people prize. To preserve this aged finished, simply give it a dust as required.

For further information on caring for your pewter products, you can find us at Buckingham Pewter, Unit 6/36 Buckingham Dr, Wangara WA 6065, or contact us by phone on 9240 7800 or email jackson@buckinghampewter.com.au

 

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