Care Instructions

Metal Coat Tile and Signs is real metal and is considered to be a living finish. As the metal ages, it will take on its own natural look. To avoid damaging the metal finish and to protect the natural beauty of the finish, please follow the Care Instructions carefully.

FOR HIGH POLISH AND HIGHLIGHT POLISH

These finishes have no protective coating and will oxidize and age naturally.

  • Never use harsh cleaners (such as Lysol®, Pine Sol® or Bleach) or soft scrub cleaners.
  • Harsh chemicals may damage the finish.
  • To avoid water spots, dry all surfaces after each use. Stain-Proof™ Original by Dry Treat (drytreat.com) may be applied to protect high polished tile from spots and fingerprints.
  • Water spots and unwanted patina may be removed by applying a small amount of non-abrasive GOJO® hand cleaner with a soft cloth or gently with extra fine steel wool.
  • Then buff with a soft cloth.
  • If you wish to polish tarnished high polish tile, use a product such as Cape Cod® Metal Polishing
  • Cloth or a non-chalking metal polish.

FOR ANTIQUE, OIL RUB, VERDI, RUST AND WROUGHT FINISHES

These finishes have been oiled to enhance and seal the finish.

  • Never use harsh cleaners (such as Lysol®, Pine Sol® or Bleach) or soft scrub cleaners.
  • Harsh chemicals may damage the finish.
  • Stain-Proof™ Original by Dry Treat may be applied first and then mineral oil or oil based polish or cleaner may be used to maintain an oil rubbed appearance and minimize spotting. To remove unwanted green (due to moisture) from antique and oil rubbed finishes use a small amount of non-abrasive GOJO® hand cleaner with a soft cloth.
  • Extra fine steel wool along with a small amount of non-abrasive GOJO® hand cleaner may be used to remove excess verdi, rust and wrought finishes or to lighten antique and oil rubbed finishes. Gently rub tile until finish is achieved, then buff with a soft cloth.
  • There is no maintenance required for tile installed below the water line.

FOR CLEARCOATED FINISHES

These finishes have a protective coating and will protect the finish from water spots and the
natural effects of aging.

  • All sinks (except rust) have a protective coating. This coating helps to protect the finish from water spots and the natural effects of aging.
  • Never use harsh cleaners (such as Lysol®, Pine Sol® or Bleach), soft scrub cleaners.
  • Harsh chemicals may damage the clearcoat.
  • To avoid water spots, dry all surfaces with a soft cloth. For cleaning and added protection use
  • Stain-Proof™ Original by Dry Treat as a barrier between clearcoat and moisture.