Caring for your toys

Pastel Poisons Products are all hand-made from reclaimed materials, so no two are truly alike. It’s not uncommon to see small variations between designs and items and is part of the charm that makes them so unique.

 

All items leave the workshop finished and ready to use. Painted items have a coat of acrylic sealant applied, and wood items are lacquered or sealed, depending on the products. Some items use leather, resin or found materials, and these will each have their own unique care requirements, but some broad instructions that will benefit all your toys from Pastel Poisons are pretty simple.

 

1. Treat us with care. Impact toys are designed to put up with a pounding, and I crash-test my products for strength, however they are still natural materials and can break, chip or splinter if hit against a hard surface. This includes buckles, buttons, metal restraints, etc.

2. Inspect your toy before each use, and during play. Check for splinters, splits, cracks or any other signs of wear. It is up to the user to ensure that they are safe to use before each session. If your toy shows signs of wear, do NOT use it.

3. Keep your toys out of direct sunlight, and away from damp. UV damage can cause paint to fade and materials to become brittle over time

4. Clean your toys after use. A wipe down with a damp cloth or wet wipe is usually enough to keep it in good condition, provided it is not exposed to any body fluids.

5. Avoid using harsh chemicals on your toy. As most have a coating of acrylic sealers, anything with solvents or aerosols may strip the coating. 

6. Do not store your toys under weight, always store them either hanging, or upright for best results. Storing them under weight will almost definitely cause damage and bending in the materials.

As always, should you have any concerns or questions, feel free to email me at pastelpoisons@gmail.com

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