RE: Terracotta - how do I clean?
Wash soluble salts from clay pots with water and a scrub brush. This is an
elbow grease job. With thinner pots, care has to be used to keep from
cracking the clay.
Then wash all pots in a solution of 1 part liquid bleach to 9 parts water.
This is the way I've been doing it for years at home. Please note that when
you use the bleach solution ( which kills whatever viruses there may be left
in the pots ) the area that you're working in should be well ventilated,
and you should be wearing rubber gloves as a precaution.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry S [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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> Subject: [cg] Terracotta - how do I clean?
> Do you have any suggestions on how to best clean unglazed terracotta pots?
> In particular, what do you suggest to remove salt deposits?
> Thanks in advance for the help!
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