How to Look After Saturno Silver Animals
Designed and crafted in Italy, Saturno Silver Animals are always made to the highest of standards. These incredibly detailed figures are cast, polished, and enamelled by hand, making each piece unique. With such care gone into their creation, it makes sense that you’d want to look after yours!
Make sure your silver figures are always shining with our tips and tricks on how to properly take care of them.
Do You Need to Clean Saturno Silver Animals?
Saturno always finishes their silver animals with a process known as lacquering. This is when the final piece is carefully cleaned, removing all dirt and oil from its surface, before a lacquer is applied.
Lacquering stops silver from becoming tarnished over time, so your silver animals won’t need much cleaning at all! They’re protected against air corrosion and every day grime, keeping them perfect for years to come.
Having said that, if you see dust or dirt on your figures you can give them a little clean.
How to Clean Your Animals
Cleaning Saturno Silver Animals is simple once you know how. But if not done properly, you could end up damaging the lacquer and tarnishing your piece, so pay attention!
First, rinse your item under lukewarm water to remove any loose dirt. Never use hot water as this can damage the lacquer, and you definitely don’t want that. Then, choose an acid-free, gentle dish soap. Clean off any dirt with a non-abrasive cloth.
Rinse your animal with warm water before drying with a cotton cloth. Make sure the cloth is completely clean and non-abrasive to avoid scratching the lacquer coat.
Keep Them Safe
Once you know how to clean your Saturno Silver Animals, the last step to keep them safe is knowing where to keep them. Because they’re glazed and lacquered, direct sunlight shouldn’t have too much of an effect on them. However if you want to ensure the bright colours remain the same over many years, we’d recommend placing them out of direct sunlight.
Never place your animals near the edge of a surface - this is just asking for trouble! Instead, keep them far from the edge to prevent any accidents. To reduce the chance of them becoming damaged, keep your animals in a glass display case or shelving unit. This will also stop frequent buildup of dust and dirt.
Enjoy Your Animals!
Once you know how to take care of them properly, your Saturno Silver Animals will last for many years! Just remember to always use a mild, gentle cleaner and place them in a safe spot.
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