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Jul 29, 2017 7:59 AM CST
Hello, from Baltimore, Maryland. My question concerns a medium sized, seated, garden Angle. We inherited a seated, boy angle statue, from a neighbor. Over the years he has gotten discolored. How do I safely clean him. We've a small dogs we'd want something natural and safe. If it could be a "home remedy", all the better. Thank you for your attention. I'll await your answer. I'm hopefully yours, Marion
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Jul 29, 2017 8:49 AM CST
Welcome, Azellia! If you own or can borrow a pressure washer you could just power wash it with a tiny bit of dish soap added to water. That would probably make it look good again. I actually love the statues that are covered in algae and mosses. It makes them look ancient and like they really belong in the garden.
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Jul 29, 2017 9:04 AM CST
You can also try simply soaking your statue in a mild mix of bleach water, then taking a scrub brush to it. I usually bring my garden ornaments in for the winter and give them all a long soak in my laundry tub to spruce them up for the next season. I find if I bring them in for winter, (a) they last longer and (b) I tend to rearrange them the following spring.
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