dust on ornaments

@shelagh77 (3643)
February 4, 2007 5:03pm CST
Does anyone know a quick and easy way of dusting ornamenets etc? Or even better, ways to stop dust getting onto them? I already use a glass case for the more fiddly items, but dust is a real nuisance generally. No cop outs please. I am not getting rid of the ornaments :-)
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@ilse72 (1454)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I can only tell you what I do. I use a blow dryer on the lowest heat setting and the lowest power. A few seconds of air on the ornament is enough to blow the dust off. Just be sure you are holding the ornament securely and you aren't holding the dryer too close or blowing too long..in case your ornament contains some glue. It really only takes a few seconds to blow the dust off. It is fast, easy and safe if you support your ornament.
@ilse72 (1454)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I forgot to mention, I use a very soft makeup brush (you can also use an artist's paint brush) on the ornaments that are so fragile I am worried about dusting with the blow dryer.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
6 Feb 07
Thank you so much for that, I shall certainly give it a try. I absolutely hate dusting but love ornaments so that is not a very good mix, is it! Other Half says he doesn't believe the dryer will work but I am going to give that a try. Also he is locking up his artists brushes - now, why on earth would he do that lol.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
13 Feb 07
Well I would have never suggested that, lol, much. Actually I stick mine in soapy Water every so often, that is if they can be put in Water, which most of mine are. I know some of yours can't. Then I leave them on the DrainingBoard to dry.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
13 Feb 07
Yes, most of mine can not be dunked in soapy water, alas. I like the hair dryer idea and when I find the thing I am going to give that a try. Also when me have moved house I am going to invest in more glass cabinets - slows down the dust accumulation apparently. Thank you for adding something else to the discussion, as nobody else has come up with that one yet :-)
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
5 Feb 07
have no east way to do it but to dust
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
5 Feb 07
forgot I use a feather duster some times.I read some wehre to get dust off artificail flower is to put them in salt it take s off the dust never tried in with whot nots
@shelagh77 (3643)
6 Feb 07
Thanks for that! The flowers are shaken in a paper bag with salt in it and that does work. Obviously we can not shake a what not about. We do have a feather duster but have to be careful where we use it as it scars the bejavers out of our pet birds - I think they think it is some massive birdie. Or maybe a birdie who upset me earlier lol.