Often we get asked how to take care of blown glass art. Well, here are a few handy tips. Unless otherwise stated, the recommendations apply to both shiny and etched/ sandblasted glass art. Scroll down to learn how to clean your glass art without damaging the pieces. Please use these instructions as a guide only to take care of your precious glass art. Abide by any manufacturer instructions.
- Use care when handling glass works – and two hands!
- Make sure your hands are clean but don’t wear gloves, which may be slippery
- Pick up all glass art by the base
- Loosen the dust with a soft brush or use a lint-free microfiber cloth
Water & Detergents
- Use a damp lint-free cloth to wipe glass art after dry dusting
- Thicker items can be washed gently in lukewarm water with neutral soap
- Do not use ammonia, cream cleaners or any harsh chemicals to clean shiny glass art. Aggressive detergents can damage the surface and leave an irreversible patchy, cloudy or milky effect
- Cream cleaners can be used on etched or sandblasted glass to remove some scratches or marks
- After washing dry your artwork thoroughly with a soft cloth because minerals in water leave a residue which can damage and leave spots on the glass art
- … wash two pieces together as they may get scratched or damaged in the process
- … put extremely hot or cold liquid into your glass as this may cause it to crack
- … put your glass art in a dishwasher
- … use aerosol cleaners on glass art