The quality of metal prints makes it nearly indestructible but pesky smudges and fingerprints are inevitable. Before you fret over dirt or smudge stains, there are a few ways you can keep your prints clean without damaging or altering the quality of your image.
Maintaining a clean surface of your metal print doesn’t have to be complicated, there are a few options to get rid of smudges and dirt that save both money and time.
What You’ll Need to Clean Metal Prints
To get started, choose a subtle cleaning solution that won’t damage your photo as well as the metal material. Cleaning solutions like bleach or anything heavy duty will damage your metal prints. If you’re feeling stuck on what to use, we’ve provided a few options for you:
Water-Water is always a go-to when taking care of the delicate decor. It’s an easy cleaning solution and helps remove the dirt from surfaces quickly. Be mindful of the amount of water you use to avoid streaks when cleaning.
Glass Cleaner - A classic cleaning solution when it comes to cleaning glass surfaces and mirrors. You don’t need much and the glass solution can leave your metal prints looking brand new with every clean.
Rubbing alcohol - Using a small amount of rubbing alcohol and a cloth, you can easily lift fingerprints and other unwanted marks off your decor. The rubbing alcohol dries streak-free and keeps your print shiny and looking new.
Techniques for Cleaning Metal Prints
Now that you’ve gotten your products, it’s important to keep in mind that the cloth you use is equally important. Using a cloth that’s too harsh can scrape or scratch your prints and using a cloth that’s too delicate can leave behind smudges and lint. You can even use the classic method of newspaper and a cleaning solution if you don’t want to deal with the hassle of cloth material overall.
Remember, it’s all about technique when you clean too!. It’ll be easier to clean your print before hanging it up again. Handle your decor carefully when removing it from the wall to avoid additional smudges and dirt. When you’re ready to clean your prints, use a light amount of your cleaning solution on a non-harsh cloth, you can also use a spray bottle to spray lightly. Avoid using too much product to avoid getting streaks. When cleaning, begin from the edge of the print and work your way to the centre to push dirt and marks that are hard to remove.
Make cleaning your metal prints an easy and hassle-free process. Hang your prints up once you’re done cleaning and enjoy looking at your gorgeous metal print!