Several months ago I bought this vintage religious statue of Saint Anne from my friend Jenny. Someone had spray painted this gem a cheap gold. (Boo Hiss!)
I have been attempting to restore her to her former pewtered glory. It’s not going so well.
I would so love to see her sweet details more clearly.
Some people might not understand why some religions create such statues. In the most simple terms it is kind of like a bobbleheaded hero from your favorite sports team. But better. They serve as a visual reminder/encouragement to be a better person. You can read about St. Anne here.
The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne ~Pieter de Witte, 1590
Any advice on how to remove the rest of the paint without damage?