Care And Cleaning

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MakeItMetal is real metal and should be treated as such. As metal ages it naturally develops its own look. To avoid damaging the metal finish and to protect the natural beauty, please follow the Care and Cleaning Instructions carefully.

FOR HIGH POLISH AND HIGHLIGHT POLISH

  • Without a protective coating these finishes will oxidize and age naturally.
  • Never use harsh cleaners (vim and any abrasive cleaners). These will damage the finish.
  • To avoid water spots, dry all surfaces after each use.
  • Water spots and unwanted patina may be removed by applying a small amount of non-abrasive metal polish with a soft microfiber cloth or gently with extra fine steel wool. Then buff with a soft cloth.

FOR ANTIQUE, OIL RUB, VERDI, AND RUST FINISHES

  • These finishes have patina applied to enhance the finish.
  • Never use harsh cleaners (vim and any abrasive cleaners). These will damage the finish.
  • Mineral oil, oil based polish, wax or oil based cleaner may be used to maintain the oil rubbed appearance and minimize spotting. To remove unwanted green (due to moisture) from antique and oil rub finishes use a small amount of non-abrasive metal polish with a soft cloth.
  • Extra fine steel wool along with a small amount of non-abrasive metal polish may be used to remove excess Verdi or to lighten oil rubbed and antique finishes.

FOR CLEARCOATED FINISHES

  • These finishes have a protective coating that will protect against water spots and natural aging
  • Never use harsh cleaners; these will damage the clear coat.
  • To avoid water spots, dry all surfaces with a soft cloth. For cleaning and added protection a small amount of non-abrasive metal polish may be used as a barrier between clear coat and moisture.

*Please note Windex can be used on all surfaces except Copper