Unlike other printed photo materials, ChromaLuxe metal prints are easy to clean – one could argue, the best to clean because they can be disinfected. This is why metal prints are a popular choice for public areas – they know they can reliably clean and disinfect the surface of the print without impacting the beauty and longevity of the print.

ChromaLuxe metal prints are waterproof and scratch resistant, so the cleaner can be sprayed directly on the surface of the print and then wiped with a cloth as needed. You clean a metal print like you would any surface you’d like to keep clean:

  1. Choose a cloth – Lint-free fabrics work best, but you can use any cloth as long as you don’t use it to wipe down other surfaces.
  2. Choose a cleaner –  Use any glass cleaner or all-purpose cleaner you’d like, including those that disinfect surfaces as well, and avoid harsh solvents.
  3. Spray & wipe – Just like you would with a window, spray the cleaner and wipe the metal print clean.

It really is that simple! Unlike canvas prints, metal print ChromaLuxe products have a multi-layer polymer coating that contains no open pores, so the surface doesn’t trap contaminants like chemicals, bacteria, liquids, and pathogens. This means germs and moisture won’t stay on the surface and can be easily wiped off.

Public settings, such as hospitals or places of business, prioritize being able to clean and disinfect their decor because of the increased likelihood of a person coming in contact with it, and transmitting some type of germ or virus. Artwork in both hospitals and work environments has been shown to increase positive outcomes for patients and workers alike; using metal art prints that can be easily cleaned to reduce the spread of sickness is the best way to do that.

Do metal prints require special cleaning products?

No, in fact, you can use either a glass cleaner or any common household or standard cleaner. For cleaning crews, they can use the same cleaner that they use for other surfaces, no need to switch cleaning products as they go through the building.

You should never use a strong solvent or industrial-strength cleaner. They won’t ruin the artwork immediately but after repeated uses, it will start to degrade the image quality.

Are metal prints durable in public places?

ChromaLuxe metal prints are great for public areas, offices, and commercial spaces because they are durable, can withstand touching, and fingerprints or smudges can be quickly wiped clean. All the edges on ChromaLuxe prints are smooth to the touch as well so you won’t have to worry about someone getting caught on a sharp edge.

How often will I have to replace metal prints?

Metal prints will often outlive their use, as they can last many decades. Chances are you won’t have to replace a metal print due to any defect or degradation of the print itself, rather, replacing them will be more of a style and interior redesign choice. They are easy to maintain, durable, and long-lasting so you won’t have to replace your ChromaLuxe print any time soon.

Vibrant images plus an easy-to-clean substrate make ChromaLuxe the premium choice for hospitals and healthcare facilities. For more information on how to clean metal prints from ChromaLuxe, visit chromaluxe.com.