Modern kitchens, lounge room furniture and even bedroom furniture sets, make use of high gloss surface finishes. Glossy finishes look great indeed, but they are also notoriously hard to keep clean and blemish-free. Many people find cleaning and polishing of gloss surfaces to be trickier than necessary. It is doable however, and some patience (with the right know-how) will give you the desired results.
Instructions provided by Carpet Cleaning London
Step 1 – Dusting
-it is essential to dust all high gloss surfaces properly before cleaning them in any way; it would be best to use an antistatic microfiber cloth for this task;
*don’t wipe down surfaces too many times if you are not using an antistatic cloth as this will only bring back the dust you are trying to collect.
Step 2 – Technique
-start at one end of the room you are cleaning, not in the middle; dip a clean chamois in warm fresh water and wring it out really well; you need it to be slightly damp not wet; this way you spare gloss surfaces from water streaks;
*apply moderate downward pressure when wiping gloss surfaces; use a sweeping motion don’t scrub in order to prevent scuffs and dents; wash and rinse your chamois every so often.
Step 3 – Grease
-wiping off greasy smears, fingerprints etc. from high gloss surfaces is best done using a small amount dishwashing liquid diluted in warm water; if the greasy stains are stubborn consider a little bit of specially formulated household degreaser;
*formulated degreasers are strong chemicals so apply them carefully in order to avoid chemical damage to surface, you will need a facemask when working with heavy duty degreasers; be sure to use a different chamois cloth if applying detergent or degreaser.
Step 4 – Polishing
-once you have cleaned up the glossy surfaces, you will have to polish them; wipe surfaces down with a soft, no lint, dry cloth; for a shiny buff work in sharp, no pressure strokes either horizontally or vertically; if you come across any spots or blemishes you missed try and remove them using the dry microfiber cloth – just make sure it is dust-free.
More useful tips:
–don’t use paper towels for cleaning high gloss surfaces;
-don’t use rough cleaning cloths;
-never use abrasive cleaners on glossy surfaces;
-never use aggressive chemical solvents on glossy surfaces;
–remove streaks after cleaning with a chamois cloth only;
-never treat stains on glossy surfaces using acetone based products;