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Get Your Stainless Steel Shine On

Posted by Krista Payne on Sep 16, 2015 3:14:33 PM

One of the more frequent questions we get here at Diamond Spas is about the maintenance of our Stainless Steel tubs and sinks and if it takes a lot of work to keep them clean.  I personally have one of our Diamond Spas sinks in my home and I think they are easier to maintain as they don't show scratches like acrylic, and there is no need to scrub heavily on the steel materal. Soft cloths and gentle cleansers is all you need to get a sparkling new sink.

Here is Diamond Spas Care Guidelines for cleaning stainless steel and a DIY recipe that our clients swear by.

- Rinse your stainless steel product thoroughly after each and every use.
- Towel dry your stainless steel product after each and every use to prevent mineral deposits from building up on the surface.
- Diamond Spas, Inc. recommends cleaning your stainless steel product with a mild soap, warm water and a soft cloth.
- Vinegar is very useful in removing water spots.
- Windex is great for polishing and touching up your stainless steel product.
- If you need an abrasive product to clean your stainless steel use a green scotch bright pad with light to medium pressure so you do not distort the existing finish. Use the scotch pad in a small circular pattern. DO NOT use steel wool. Steel wool pads have a tendency to break apart, and small particles will become embedded or lodged on the surface or your fixture. These steel particles will rust and it may make it look as if your stainless steel fixture is rusting. Stainless steel itself cannot rust.

Here is a DIY cleaning recipe from one of our clients. Try this in an inconspicuous area before you clean the whole sink or tub.

DIY Stainless Steel Cleaner 

  1. Vinegar
  2. Baking soda
  3. Some boiling water
  4. Goo Gone
  5. Olive oil
  6. Cleaning sponges, paper towels and/or rags

To begin, just spray your sinks down generously with plain white vinegar. With the vinegar still in the sink, sprinkle it with baking soda. Allow this to set for at least 10 minutes – you can leave it longer if you have a really dingy sink. While it’s setting, boil a pan full of water. Once the water is boiling, rinse the sink with it. Next, spray your sink again with vinegar and scrub away any residue. Rinse and spray with Goo Gone. Now just wipe clean. You can put a generous dollop of olive oil on a paper towel or rag and then use that to buff and shine your stainless steel to make it look like new.

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