Miniature doll house that you purchased
from your hard earned money for your personal dollhouse
museum collection needs protection too. There are many factors
which can spoil your collection.
Factors which can turn look of your miniature
doll house ugly are man made as well as natural. You should
protect your doll house from following harmful elements.
Dust:We generally do
not care about dust, however it harms miniature doll house
most. If you slightly rub the neat looking surface of the
miniature with your finger you will get a layer of dust
on it. Always be alert for dust, as it is very difficult
to remove it from the surface of doll house miniatures,
if once a layer is build up.
If you clear the dust by vacuuming or
a cloth, you will notice dullness in the color of the fabric.
The simplest way to protect your miniature doll house collection
from dust is to protect it in some show case or shelving
Smoke: It is the next
element that can harm to your miniature doll house. Smoke
whether it is from cigarette or from wood- burning fireplace,
or it is emission of running cars outside your window, harm
miniature doll–house. It can turn sight, smell and
feel of miniatures ugly. Smoke develops yellow stains on
surface of miniature dolls and worse! smoke of cigarette
develops an oily finish.
Sunlight: It can dissolve
the color from the fabrics and papers covering body of your
doll house miniatures. Not only this, sunlight also affects
the finishing of wooden furniture and create cracks in them.
In order to protect doll house from sunlight either you
can remove it from direct contact of sunlight or can over
it with covering your windows with film.
Water/ Dampness: Water
or dampness damages miniature dolls house, if kept in basement
or any other damp area. Dampness can create molds and fungus
in doll houses and miniatures.
Pets: Some pets like
cat, dog, etc can cause some type of damage to your miniature
doll house. They can chew some part of miniature doll house
or use it as place to leisure.
Apart from that you can time to time
check miniature doll house for wear and tear in it and accessories.
You can start checking doll house kit for some missing parts,
torn or faded paper, faded or dusty upholstery.
Take Sniff test for protection against
dust and dampness. In case of dusty smell there is chances
that miniature doll house need to be cleaned and the upholstery
and finish could be faded due to dust. A moldy smell indicates
damaged due to humidity and need immediate precaution.
The harms and their remedies, if
followed carefully, preserve beauty and age of miniature
doll house for a longer period.