Guide to Polishing
Spring is just round the corner; the sun is beginning to emerge and the weather is getting somewhat warmer. So now is the time to start organising your spring cleaning; where you are going to start and what you want to accomplish – but this can be a daunting and stressful time.
However, with a few tips concerning the chores you can do now, your spring cleaning can be dramatically decreased – follow these simple tips and the stress will be removed as easily and quickly as the mess.
The kitchen and lounge are the rooms in the house which, commonly, are used the most. Keeping them organised will help minimise the spring cleaning you will need to do later on and will provide your family with a welcoming area to rest and relax.
Silverware is a prized possession in many households and the thought of polishing the tarnishes, scratches and stains can be quite a daunting one – we don’t want to cause further damage to our elegant but fragile silverware. Below you will find a step by step guide on how to regain that soft lustre once more.
HOW TO POLISH SILVER
- If there isn’t a single tarnish in sight, simply wash your silverware in warm water using a phosphate-free detergent. Ensure that you wash your silverware separately from other metal dishes to avoid scratches and other forms of damage.
- Rubber gloves can corrode silver, so instead use a NITRILE DISPOSABLE GLOVE or a soft CLOTH to clean your silverware. Once cleaned use a soft cotton CLOTH to buff.
- First, moisten a cellulose sponge and add a formulated silver POLISH– we recommend using PEEK METAL POLISH 100gm TUBE.
- Rub the POLISH into the silver in a back and forth motion. Many people believe that circular movements are better; however, this can promote a scrubbing motion.
- Rinse with cold water and dry with a soft cotton CLOTH.
When cleaned and polished to perfection, aluminium can achieve an almost chrome-like finish. Follow the step by step guide below for a great shine every time.
- With warm water and WASHING-UP LIQUID clean any debris off of the aluminium and leave to dry.
- In the occurrence of anodizing use an OVEN CLEANER and leave for 10 minutes or so. Rub the OVEN CLEANER with a towel, rinse with water and dry.
- Pour some paint thinner onto a towel and rub into the aluminium using circular movements – this will prepare the metal for sanding. Once covered in paint stripper, rinse with water and dry.
- Use sandpaper with a grit of 320 and sand all over the aluminium area. Continue to sand, increasing the grit, until you have achieved a smooth surface.
- With a buffing pad and brown cutting compound buff the aluminium using circular motions, before swapping the brown cutting compound for a rouge cutting compound to rebuff the metal.
- Wipe the aluminium using a soft flannel.