Tips for Cleaning Stainless Steel
- 1 Cleaning stainless steel of all kinds
- 1.0.1 Both indoor and outdoor stainless steel products require regular cleaning to preserve corrosion resistance and maintain a shiny appearance. Indoor stainless steel products typically have less damage and wear since they are not exposed to harsh outdoor elements. Outdoor stainless steel products require extra attention for ongoing maintenance and protection against rust and oxidation.
- 1.1 Sheila Shine can clean the simplest of stains right down to the hardest discolorations and marks.
- 1.2 Fingerprints
- 1.3 Oil and grease marks
- 1.4 Burnt-on stains
- 1.5 Coffee and tea surface stains
- 1.6 Oxidation and water stains
- 1.7 Tough discoloration
- 1.8 Localized rust stains
- 2 For all your stainless steel, trust Sheila Shine to clean, polish, and protect your surfaces. There is no better solution and no other stainless steel cleaner on the market can clean, polish, and protect all in one.
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Cleaning stainless steel of all kinds
Both indoor and outdoor stainless steel products require regular cleaning to preserve corrosion resistance and maintain a shiny appearance. Indoor stainless steel products typically have less damage and wear since they are not exposed to harsh outdoor elements. Outdoor stainless steel products require extra attention for ongoing maintenance and protection against rust and oxidation.
For stainless steel applications with minor staining, cleaning is relatively simple – soap and water followed by a clean-water rinse. Be sure that the stainless steel is cool to the touch before starting. A mild detergent or a diluted ammonia solution can also be used and then wiped down with a sponge, cloth, disposable wipe, or dried with an air blower.
If the stainless steel has become extremely dirty with signs of surface damage, alternative methods of cleaning may be required. When stainless steel care and maintenance requires the use of stronger cleaners, trust Sheila Shine to get the job done.
Sheila Shine can clean the simplest of stains right down to the hardest discolorations and marks.
Wipe down with soap or detergent and warm water. If that doesn’t do the trick, Sheila Shine it!
Oil and grease marks
Rubbing alcohol, acetone, or methylated spirit can be used. Apply as many times as necessary with a clean, soft cloth until markings disappear. For an easier process, one swipe with Sheila Shine and a soft cloth will do the trick.
Immerse in hot water and diluted ammonia or detergent. Remove the grime with a cloth and rinse with clean water. Using abrasives will scratch polished surfaces so be careful what you are using. Sheila Shine is non-abrasive.
Coffee and tea surface stains
For tea stains, soak the stainless steel in hot water and sodium carbonate (washing soda). For coffee stains, soak in sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). Use a sponge or a soft cloth for cleaning if the object is too large for soaking.
Oxidation and water stains
Use Sheila Shine with a soft cloth or sponge. Use clean water to rinse and let dry. Avoid scouring pastes as they are abrasive and can scratch stainless steel. Cream detergents like Sheila Shine are safe to use.
Use Sheila Shine for discoloration. Sheila Shine polishes the entire surface and will help to avoid the appearance of discolored patches.
Localized rust stains
Use a soft cloth to apply Sheila Shine. Leave on for a few minutes to dissolve contaminating particles. Once clean, rinse with clean water.
A clean stainless steel surface can be re-damaged when exposed to extreme heat, chemicals, or mechanical damage. The iron may become exposed to rusting. Using a proven product like Sheila Shine will help clean and polish the surface but it will also protect it from future damage.