Since architectural signage, like we manufacture, has an automotive grade finish you wash your sign like you hand wash a car.
Get yourself a good ‘car shampoo.’ This type of soap contains a wax that will help to preserve and protect the painted surface. Here are some at varying price points. Dawn soap always works in a pinch too.
Soft sponges and/or soft brushes with long handles work well depending on the size and location of the sign(s). Gently clean, don’t scrub, the signage with a nice lather. Don’t worry about getting soap in places it shouldn’t be, it’s an exterior sign and withstands the elements.
Lightly spray the sign making sure no soap residue remains. Use a garden hose or a light spray. Do not blast the sign with a high pressure washer.
Never use paper towels on the acrylic surfaces (routed lettering or most illuminated aspects).
Never use a high pressure washer.
Never use course cloths or cleaning brushes.
Never use detergents that contain abrasives (like Comet or similar).
Never use methylated spirits, solvents, or acids of any kind.
Always make sure irrigation systems are NOT directly hitting any of signage.
Always use clean, soft, and damp cloths with mild detergents.
All painted and plastic components do fade over time. But using smart color selection, avoiding direct sunlight, and regular cleaning high quality signage can look great for years!Have questions or need help? Shoot us an email!