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How to clean and care for (& store) Wendt & Kuhn Angels
How to clean and care for (& store) Wendt & Kuhn Angels is very important for them to always look their best and not show their age. There are many different ways from the extreme to the practical. The extreme would be to encase them in a vacuum sealed cabinet out of any direct sunlight. They would last the longest and never get broken or faded, but your enjoyment of them, other than just looking at them would be significantly diminished.
Now on to the practical way to clean, store and care for your Wendt & Kuhn Angels. Direct sunlight causes porcelain and wood alike to dry out. The Wendt & Kuhn Angels are made out of wood and are prone to drying when they come in contact with direct sunlight thru the window.
What many people do not realize is the winter or cold weather also dries out the wood in the Wendt & Kuhn Angels. For homes that have humidifies, this is not a problem, but for others it is a concern and the proper precautions need to be taken to keep their moisture level correct. For homes without a humidifier, the boiling of water on the stove can suffice.
Then direct sunlight has a secondary effect on your fine Wendt & Kuhn Angels as collectables. The colors can become faded. This can also occur if they are exposed to too much light from a powerful fixture. If you want to ascent your Angels, use a low wattage light like 12 volts. No danger from heat of the rays will result.
The result of showing off your collection on a table top or other piece of furniture that is not encased will result in them collecting dust. This has to be periodically removed or it will become harden or encrusted. The old dust rag and Pledge are not the correct tools for this job. The best tool is the same brush ladies use to apply their blush with. This brush will have a wide but soft set of bristles that can easily remove any dust without harming the Wendt & Kuhn Angels in any manner.
Some people like to use a can of compressed air. Many homes now have them around to clean the keyboards of the computer. If you decide to go this route heed this warning. Compressed air will get under any piece of dirt and any chip or crack you might have on your Wendt & Kuhn Angels. This approach has the potential to damage your collection. Never get to close with the nozzle for any reason.
If you collection needs to be cleaned for any reason a warm water bath with mild dish soap is recommended. Only submerse one at a time and place padding on the bottom so they will not be damaged in the process. If a stain is stubborn, the use of a tooth brush might come in handy.
When not on display they should be placed in an enclosed padded container so no damage can occur to them.
This is how to clean and care for (& store) Wendt & Kuhn Angels so they can last a life time.
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