When you need to clean brushed aluminum products, it unfortunately takes more than a paper towel and a random cleaner to get the job done correctly while maintaining your aluminum’s beautiful finish. Here are a few excellent tips to help you make the most of cleaning your brushed aluminum products at home.
This first thing you need to remember is that when you’re cleaning brushed aluminum, it’s important to wipe your cleaning cloth with the grain of the finish. This does two things. First, it ensures that you’re getting all of the dirt, oil, and bacteria out from tiny ridges that may be present in the aluminum finish.
Second, it makes cleaning much easier when you’re working with the surface you need to wipe down instead of against it.
In most cases, a simple metal or multi-surface cleaning agent will get the job done for you. The key here is to make sure you’re not using an abrasive cleaning agent. You don’t want scratches and scrapes on your aluminum products, after all. Combined with a microfiber cloth, your cleaner should get the job done in no time flat. You may want to use cotton swabs to get into hard-to-reach areas, as well.