When we think about cleaning a space, the first things that come to mind are usually organization, flooring, and keeping our most used, everyday spaces dirt and grime free. But every so often we find spots that have been neglected for a bit too long, which results in a complete restoration project rather than routine maintenance.
Take a look around your current space. Do you have any decorative architectural pieces made from metal? When was the last time that you gave it a good polish, or checked for signs of aging, or rust? Railings, fences, decorative pieces and old doorknobs can be the difference between a drab, worn down looking space, or a fresh, shiny, energetic space that not only your customers will love, but your employees will take pride in too.
Proper maintenance and a little bit of TLC is just what the blacksmith ordered for your metal. Keep it looking its best with these tips and tricks!
Get the Right Cleaning Solution – Metal and acidic solutions do not mix well. Depending on the type of metal, an acidic solution will destroy more than it cleans, so check with the manufacturer or professionals for the right cleaning agent.
Scrub with a Wire Brush – Rusted metal? Grab a wire brush and remove any flakes and rust that may have appeared since you cleaned the metal last. Depending on the severity of the damage, 80 grit sandpaper can be used to remove rough patches.
Refinish the Metal – Once you’ve removed the rust and dirt and grime, you need to seal it with a coating or paint made specifically for your metal. This will seal out the weather and keep it looking new.
Not sure where to start? Contacting a company like Allied Universal is a great first step to restoring the beautiful metal works in your building. We offer metal restoration services that will make your metal shine. Our services include: