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345. To Clean Gilded Surfaces

To clean gilded surfaces, dip a soft brush
in alcohol to which a few drops of ammonia water have been added, and with

it go over the surface. Do not rub roughly or harshly. In about five

minutes the dirt will have become soft and easy of removal. Then go over

the surface again gently with the same or similar brush dipped in rain

water. Now lay the damp article in the sunlight to dry. If there is no

sunlight place it near a warm (but not hot) stove, and let dry completely

in order to avoid streaks, taking care that the position of the article,

during the drying is not exactly vertical.