A veritable periodic table of metals can be found throughout the modern home, making it a little confusing when it comes to choosing the most effective cleaning method. You need to have a range of techniques for cleaning metal under your belt to keep rust and stains at bay.
So, whether you’d like to know the best methods for buffing up the family silver, sprucing up copper-bottomed pans, or how to clean rusty metal, the following tips and tricks should make life a little easier!
Metal Cleaning Tips
There’s a huge range of effective commercial metal cleaning and metal polishing products out there. Because it’s so important to have the right tools when cleaning metal, we’d recommend the professional option over DIY solutions – although home remedies can yield reasonable results too.
Remember: Not all metals are quite as hard as you might expect, so it’s important to choose a metal cleaning method that does the job without scratching or corroding the finish. Test all new products and homemade cleaning solutions on a small, inconspicuous area before application, always consult the manufacturer’s instructions first, and take all of the required safety precautions.
There are some great solutions for cleaning metal using common household products as well as cleaning products. Give these a try:
Stainless Steel & Chrome
For a proper clean of stainless steel – including the removal of soap scum, food residue, grease and water marks – you’ll need a specialised stainless steel cleaning product. Something like Jif Stainless Steel Spray is ideal, as it is gentle yet tough on grease. Most multipurpose bathroom cleaners will be able to give chrome a brilliant clean, too, although you can purchase specialised cleaners if you like.