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Your Spring Cleaning Guide for Business Signs

Spring is in the air … finally! After a long, cold winter and wet early spring, most of us are ready for longer days in the warm sunshine. The arrival of spring also creates the urge to clean our homes and businesses and freshen up our surroundings. So you may be wondering how to clean your business signs? Here are some helpful tips!

Spring cleaning is important to keep your business signs looking their best! 12-Point SignWorks - Franklin, TN

It’s time to get those business signs looking great again! Photo Credit: Huffington Post

Now is the perfect time to do a survey of how your business signage looks to you and your visitors. More customers (and potential customers) will be out and about, and you want your business presence to be top notch. Have the birds decided to nest in your sign? Almost worse than that, have they used it as their own personal latrine? Is it coated with grime from the perils of snow and ice? Or has it just lost its shine? If you answered yes to any of these questions, now is the time to use a little elbow grease to clean up your brand image.

Here are the steps we recommend for cleaning most business signs:

  • Mix a capful of gentle household dishwashing liquid (like Dawn or Palmolive) with a bucket of water.
  • Use a soft cloth or sponge and the cleaner to thoroughly wipe down the sign.
  • Rinse with a clean, damp cloth.
  • Dry the sign by buffing it with a soft polishing cloth.
Dishwashing liquids are gentle enough to clean most business signs. 12-Point SignWorks - Franklin, TN

Soft on hands … and signs! Use gentle cleaners like Dawn or Palmolive dishwashing liquid to clean your business signs. Photo Credits: www.dawn-dish.com and www.palmolive.com

A word of caution: Please make sure that your metal signs are rust and corrosion resistant before using the soap-and-water approach. If you’re concerned or just feeling cautious, feel free to give us a call to make sure you’re using the correct method to clean your sign. Better to be safe than sorry, right?

Engraved signs can be cleaned using the same methods as most other signs. If you have a lot of dirt and grime packed into the small details of an engraved sign, use a soft wooden cuticle cleaner (or cuticle pusher stick) to gently dig out the dirt that wiping with a cloth just won’t reach. Again, don’t hesitate to contact us or send us photos if you have any concerns.

Cuticle cleaners are great for detail cleaning your business signs. 12-Point SignWorks - Franklin, TN

Cuticle cleaners are useful when cleaning dirt out of the small corners and detail areas of engraved business signs. Photo Credit: Amazon.com

If you find that your business sign is attracting a lot of attention from birds, you may want to consider some alternative measures to help keep your sign clean. We especially tend to see this problem with channel letters. Once you clean the sign, you can consider these options for kindly deterring birds from nesting on your sign in the future.

There are several safe methods for deterring birds from nesting in business signs. 12-Point SignWorks - Franklin, TN

These birds found a great home in these channel letters; however, their nests are an unsightly addition to this business sign. Photo Credit: www.birdbgone.com

Your business signs are an investment, as well as a visual indication of what your customers should expect from your business. Don’t let grimy signage give the wrong impression. Just give it a good cleaning! If you need more help with your sign maintenance, give us a call at (615) 595-6564. We’re here to help!

Does your company need help with old signage maintenance or just ready for a new look for your brand? We specialize in a number of branding elements, including custom interior signs, exterior signs, vehicle advertising wraps, architectural displays, wall murals, and custom projects. Give us a call at the number above or click on the button below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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