Decorative articles should be lacquered if exposed to weather. If used indoors, automobile wax will ease cleaning. Keep decorative items dusted. To wash, use warm, sudsy water. Wax or lacquer may be used for ease in upkeep.
Remove rust by rubbing the affected area with super fine steel wool (0000) or a raw potato that has been dipped in whiting. After removing rust, wash the tin piece in hot, soapy water, rinse well and dry thoroughly. Use a thin coat of paste wax containing carnuba to help prevent rust.