Safety and Aftercare

Please be aware that my mosaics may have sharp edges/sharp parts within a design.  For this reason, it is important to be careful while handling and cleaning a mosaic.

My mosaics are intended for decorative use only and are not toys.  They are not suitable for under 3s, and older children should only handle with care and adult supervision to prevent injury.

To clean an indoor or outside mosaic, simply wipe over the surface gently with a soft lint free cloth, or a disposable cleaning wipe.  Take care not to get the surface overly wet, as this may loosen the grout.  Avoid continued contact with cleaning products, as this may remove the pattern from hand painted bone china/enamels.  If a mosaic is dropped it might damage the surface/break a delicate part such as a beak, so it is best to sit down at a table to clean to prevent this happening.  Some of my outdoor mosaics have mirrored acrylic backs, these can be cleaned with all-purpose spray polish.

You may find you need to replace the twine on outdoor mosaics over time, as the twine can become thinner and more fragile if its hung in a place where the mosaic spins a lot.  Please keep an eye out for this, as if the twine breaks your mosaic could be damaged by a fall. 

 

My outdoor mosaics have been made using outdoor grade adhesive, grout, bases and have been sealed as an extra precaution.  I also only use materials that i know can cope with the changing weather.  You may wish to use a spray sealant (like the ones you can buy for indoor tiled areas like bathrooms/kitchens) every now and then to add further protection.   You may also wish to bring your mosaic inside in extremely cold weather. 

If you have any questions about caring for your mosaic, please do get in touch.