- How to care for your mannequin?
1, When handling your mannequin, remember that its most vulnerable parts are the fingers and hands, feet, joints, face and neck. Avoid banging your mannequins into anything hard, or allowing them to fall.
2, If they develop what appear to be pencil marks, a regular eraser should remove them. (These are often caused by handling while wearing rings.)
3, To remove smudges from the mannequin's surface, use a soft brush and a mixture of toothpaste and water. Avoid getting oily substances on the paint.
4, Before storing, wrap mannequins in soft cloth or bubble wrap. For added protection, wrap delicate parts (fingers) separately. Often, touch-up paint is available upon request.
5, Place mannequins in areas that will protect them from being bumped. Position elbows, etc in directions that will not impede customers' passing.
6, Fiberglass mannequins are most often finished with acrylic paint. Your local hardware store will be able to match or create any shade you'd like your display mannequin to be. It is also possible to hand-paint different features or makeup on your mannequins, or to add patterns or colors to make your mannequin display unique.
7, When handling your mannequin, wear gloves to avoid surface scratches from rings and skin oils. If you choose not to wear gloves, always make sure your hands are clean. This will help protect the mannequin from surface dirt.
8, Take your time assembling your mannequin; this can prevent unnecessary damage.