Recommended care and maintenance of Artistic’s fine metal appointments

  • When possible, wear gloves when handling all silver plated items during cleaning to prevent promotion of tarnish.

 

  • Clean all items thoroughly before storing. The longer the time between cleanings, the more difficult it becomes to restore the luster of the pieces.

 

  • Use a clean, soft cloth when polishing or wiping; 100% cotton is ideal.

 

  • Store items in protective bags. Artistic’s Tarnish Preventive Bags are made with special material to prolong the finish of each fine piece.

 

  • Do NOT clean any metal piece in a dishwasher.

 

  • Do NOT pre-fill communion trays.

 

  • Refrigeration is not recommended. The extended exposure may promote tarnish and corrosion and will NOT be covered by the Artistic guarantee.

 

  • Artistic recommends stacking communion trays and bread trays no higher than five.

 

 

Sterling Silver - Silver-Plate - 24k Gold Plate Items:

 

          Wash articles in warm, soapy water and dry with a clean, soft cloth. We suggest the use of mild liquid detergents or hand soaps.

 

     Sterling silver or silver-plate will occasionally need polishing. We recommend use of a soft, clean 100% cotton cloth and liberal use of our silver polish. Hard to polish areas can be left slightly tarnished to enhance the design. To remove tarnish, use a very soft brush or cloth with our silver polish. Do NOT put in a dishwasher. Always store each piece individually in tarnish preventing storage bags, available from Artistic.

Chrome-Plated Items:

 

     By far, the most durable of metals. It will never tarnish. Its bright, mirror-like finish may be wiped with a soft cloth or washed in lukewarm water. Dry immediately. If polishing does become necessary, wax based polishes may be used to preserve the lustre. Do NOT put in a dishwasher. Use of our tarnish preventing storage bags can be helpful to further protect these pieces.

 

Solid Brass, Copper, and Bio-Khrome Items:

 

     These heavy, luxurious metals are unparalleled in beauty and elegance. Their radiance is protected by Artistic’s exclusive baked-on urethane finish. Our unique process is vastly superior to the commonly used air-dried lacquers and provides many years of carefree service.

 

     To clean, wipe with a soft cloth or wash in lukewarm water and dry immediately. Waxes, such as ‘Pledge’ can be used to protect the finish. Do NOT use an abrasive cleaner or metal polish. Do NOT put in a dishwasher. Use of our tarnish preventing storage bags can be helpful to further protect these pieces.

  

Silvertone and Brasstone Items:

 

     These finishes are made possible by using an anodizing process that enables us to have a gleaming finish put into the metal itself. These rich anodized finishes require virtually no care. They will never tarnish, therefore require no polishing.

 

     These pieces can be washed in mild warm soapy water, but MUST NOT be washed using a strong detergent. Dry immediately. Waxes, such as ‘Pledge’ may be used to aid in the protection of the finish. Do NOT use an abrasive cleaner or metal polish. Do NOT put in a dishwasher.

 

     Unmatched in its durability, Artistic offers a five year guarantee on our Silvertone and Brasstone Communionware. (See back panel.)

 

Polished Aluminum Items:

 

     These pieces are light weight and polished to a rich finish.

 

     They may be washed in warm soapy water using a mild detergent. Dry immediately with a soft cloth. These pieces will require occasional polishing to restore the original luster. Do NOT put in a dishwasher.

 

 

PLEASE REMEMBER:

 

     Caring for your appointments properly will make them last for many years.