Experience with the repair of M.I.Hummel, Lladro, Royal Doulton and more

 

Care of Your Restored Items Care of Your Restored Items

As always these are only suggestions and we are not responsible for any damage due by following our instructions.

Crystal Items:

  1. Never put crystal items in dishwasher even if they have not been restored. The heat from the dishwasher will eventually fog your crystal. Also, the speed of the water can crack or chip fragile glass. Always wash by hand carefully in luke warm water with mild dish soap. Rinse well. Dry with a cool hair dryer - but be CAREFUL.
  2. Do not display in direct sunlight, it can damage your crystal.
  3. Ideally, keep your crystal in a 'dust-proof' cabinet. The most breakage and damage is done when pieces are cleaned and re-located. Remember - long sleeves will catch on something!!! Take off bracelets, rings, watches etc. to clean or dust or relocate pieces. Believe me, the extra minute it takes to do this first will be well worth it.
  4. Swarovski has special gloves to handle your items with. We highly recommend using them as they keep the natural oils from your skin from smudging your clean crystal.

Porcelain and Misc. Items:

  1. We recommend you keep your restored item in a dust free glass cabinet. When not possible, we would suggest you rinse the dust off the item and carefully pat dry or blow dry with a cool hair dryer.
  2. Many times items are broken just by taking them out to clean. Please be careful and use common sense.
  3. Do not use harsh chemical soaps and cleansers on a restored piece. All restored items are not fired, the glazes used are like an automobile glaze and can be scratched easily, just like your car!