These before and after photos show off KC Restoration’s recent work on a WWII veterans’ memorial plaque for Congregation Ohev Sholom in Prairie Village. Technicians refinished the brass and applied dark relief to the background, revitalizing a beautiful commemoration to the servicemen.
While chefs and staff are finishing the final touches for their big opening day at Silo Modern Farmhouse, KC Restoration is sending warmest wishes for a spectacular day and showing off some of our own finishing touches on signs visitors will be able to see themselves today around Canyon Farms Golf Club. We applied our rustic hot patina to cold rolled steel Metal 1 fabricated and water jet cut to get the perfect pattern and words needed around the clubhouse.
We’re excited to get to show off some exciting new patina work KC Restoration completed in Lenexa’s gorgeously renovated Canyon Farms Golf Club. Countertops and the exterior patio bar received variated rust pattern patinas you can check out in these photos, as you can the effects of the hot patina process applied to the wall panels surrounding the fireplace and curving above the Silo Modern Farmhouse’s seating area. We’re proud to have gotten to work on these steel pieces fabricated by the talented team at Metal 1. We’re excited to see the beautiful combinations of metal, stone, and wood pulled together by Mcpherson Contractors, as well as the combination of rustic and sleek that can’t help but be met with pleasing approval by golfers and Silo visitors alike.
If you followed our earlier post about the cleaning chemicals that can cause problems on the metal surfaces accenting the beauty of your building, you’ll want to check out today’s tips on how best to clean bronze, copper, and stainless steel in between professional metal refinishing or metal maintenance services.
Whether you have bronze, copper, or stainless steel, if a protective clear lacquer finish has been applied, cleaning and maintenance should be minimal. Here are guidelines for you and your cleaning crews to follow:
- Microfiber towels
- Dawn or a similar, very mild liquid detergent
- 2 buckets
- Use a very small amount of Dawn cleaning detergent in a bucket of water. With a damp (not dripping wet) microfiber, wipe the surface clean in the direction of the metal’s grain.
- Use the 2nd clean bucket for water to rinse. With a different damp microfiber, wipe clean, again in the direction of the grain.
- Finally dry any excess moisture with a clean dry microfiber.
Note: If you are waxing or mopping floors near your metal surfaces, we recommend that you follow the above steps to wipe any materials, chemicals, or moisture that is splashed onto the metal from the work on the floors. Wax and dirty mop water is very damaging if left to dry on metal, as well as wood bases or stone.
Never use the following:
- Stainless steel spray cleaner
- Windex, ammonia or peroxide based products
- Any abrasive cleaners
- Abrasive pads or cloths
Remember that the above steps are for lacquered metal. Bronze and copper should have a lacquer to protect it from turning brown and tarnishing from fingerprints, food, or other oils it comes in contact with. For stainless steel there is the possibility that the metal has not been lacquered, and for those instances, here are some cleaning tips to follow.
- Microfiber towels
- Stainless steel cleaner such as Sheila Shine
- Lightly spray stainless steel cleaner such as Sheila Shine onto a microfiber cloth. Then apply on the metal surface by wiping in direction of grain. Don’t spray the cleaner directly onto the metal.
- Lightly buff off with a second clean microfiber to make sure that cleaner is not running.
We hope that these pointers help keep your metal its brilliant best. If you have any additional questions, we’d love to hear them. Email us at email@example.com