Ladies of Letterpress Homepage › Forums › Type › old wood type old wood type Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) Author Posts davina farinolaParticipant @davinafarinola 7 years, 8 months ago Have just picked up a stack of old wood type. they are covered in years of dirt and grime. Anyone know the best method of cleaning them up? Toothbrush and turps? Val LucasParticipant @vallucas 7 years, 8 months ago You can use a rag slightly dampened with mineral spirits if they’re really grimy, just don’t saturate them and be sure to wipe off any excess when you’re done. Likely they’ll have a patina, that’s part of their charm! Author Posts Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) Log in to reply Log In Username: Password: Keep me signed in Log In You must be logged in to reply to this topic.