How to Clean Stainless Steel Fixtures
When in doubt about a surface, always spot test first.
Before cleaning stainless steel fixtures, always determine the direction of the grain. The grain is the brushed finish of stainless steel, and it's different from surface-to-surface. Your stainless steel's grain will be faint lines running either horizontally or vertically, and it's important that you rub back-and-forth or up-and-down in the direction of the grain for optimum shine. If you mistakenly wipe against the grain, dust and dirt may sink deeper into the grain of the surface, resulting in more difficult removal.
Oil-based stainless steel cleaners are popular, but often contain strong solvents or toxic petroleum distillates that Simple Green Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish does not. If you've previously used these products on your appliances, you should first use our Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner to strip off the built-up oil they leave behind.
- Apply Simple Green Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish to stainless steel light fixtures by spraying onto a clean, lint-free cloth, microfiber or paper towel.
- Wipe along the grain of the metal surface.
- Buff with a clean, non-abrasive cloth or microfiber to your desired luster.
Tip: Simple Green Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish can be used on more than just stainless steel. It's a multi-metal safe formula that can be used on chrome, nickel, aluminum, alloys and more.
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