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Pottery lovers: Need advice

Posted by mxk3 z5b/6 MI (My Page) on
Sat, May 3, 14 at 11:29

I have some old pottery that has accumulated those white deposits (maybe salt or chemicals from water - ? - not sure). How do I remove this? I like when the clay pottery gets that greenish aged look, but not this chalky-white stuff. Help!

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RE: Pottery lovers: Need advice

isnt the remedy vinegar ... which is a weak acid ...???

see link


ps: think pickling aisle... not foo foo chef vinegar ...

Here is a link that might be useful: ta da ... lol

RE: Pottery lovers: Need advice

Yes, vinegar or a combo of vinegar and steel wool. It might not get it all off, but the thicker stuff comes off nicely.


RE: Pottery lovers: Need advice

  • Posted by mxk3 z5b/6 MI (My Page) on
    Sun, May 4, 14 at 19:29

Thanks! I will try the vinegar.

RE: Pottery lovers: Need advice

and a stout wire brush with a handle ... something you can really scrub with ... rather than steel wool ...

DEPENDING on how thick the buildup is ... perhaps kevin is more on top of doing this every year ...

compared to me.. who would do it once a decade... or declare it a natural decoration on the pot.. lol ... and never do it...


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