What is the best way to remove fingerprints from my brushed metal Dibond print?
The brushed aluminum finish of Dibond Brushed Metal Prints brings a unique metallic texture to your art pieces. While you may worry about damaging your artwork while cleaning it, our Dibond metallic prints offer unsurpassed durability, with high resistance to weathering and corrosion plus UV-cured ink for extra protection.
While these prints are very durable, it’s best to use a microfiber cloth when cleaning them to avoid scratching the surface. You can clean your Dibond metallic prints with any mild cleaning product or soapy water.
Step-by-Step Process to Clean Metallic Prints
Prepare Cleaning Solution: Mix a small amount of mild soap with water to create a soapy solution. Alternatively, you can use a mild cleaning solution designed for delicate surfaces like metallic prints.
Dampen Microfiber Cloth: Take a clean microfiber cloth and either dip it into the prepared soapy water or spray the mild cleaning solution directly onto the cloth. Ensure that the cloth is damp but not soaking wet.
Gently Remove Dirt and Fingerprints: Place the dampened microfiber cloth on the metallic print, starting from the center of the print and working your way outwards. Apply gentle pressure as you move the cloth in a circular motion.
Check for Stubborn Stains: If you encounter any stubborn stains or fingerprints, you may need to repeat the cleaning process or use a different cleaning solution specifically designed for removing tough stains from delicate surfaces.
Dry the Print: After cleaning, let the metallic print air dry or use a separate dry microfiber cloth to gently pat it dry. Avoid using regular paper towels or rough materials that could scratch the surface.
Inspect for Residue: Before displaying the cleaned metallic print, inspect it closely to ensure there are no streaks or residue left behind.
By following these step-by-step instructions, you can effectively clean your metallic prints, maintaining their vibrant appearance and ensuring they remain free from dust and fingerprints.
Things To Avoid While Cleaning Your Print
Now that you know what to do – let’s review some things to never do when cleaning your dibond print:
Never use harsh cleaners: Avoid ammonia or alcohol-based cleaners, as these can damage the surface of your prints.
Avoid excessive pressure: Be careful not to apply too much pressure to prevent any potential damage to the metallic surface or the printed image.
Never pick at stains: Never try to scratch off a stain or stuck-on material, always gently wash it away instead.
With a few simple steps and some gentle care, your prints will look brand new again!