Metal ceiling tiles are a beautiful addition to any home. They add style, class, and can even strengthen your existing structure. No matter how great the benefits, however, metal tiles are susceptible to dirt and damage just like any other surface. By following proper cleaning procedures and employing basic maintenance, you’ll keep your metal ceiling tiles looking pristine and brand new for years to come!
The first thing that you want to do while cleaning or restoring metal ceilings is to dust them. This allows you to remove that initial layer of dirt that would otherwise smudge or become harder to remove later in the cleaning process. The challenge here is to remove the dust without scratching the tin tiles. You can do this by using a feather duster. To ensure that all the dust is removed, you can even vacuum the ceiling tiles to pick up any remaining residue.
Once the tiles have been dusted, mix dishwashing solution with warm water. Using a sponge, clean the tiles with the soapy water to remove any stains and give the tiles a bath. If the tiles appear dull or dirty, this step is what will bring them back to their lustrous state. Since metal ceilings are nonporous, it is very unlikely that you will have to worry about stains. If you do, they will be minimal and the soapy water will be effective. After washing them with soapy water, rinse them off to remove any soapy residue or other foreign matter.
Once the tiles are clean, you will want to polish them. This keeps them looking as good as new and protects them from future dust buildups and damages. Keep in mind that there are different types of metals. You’ll want to find a polish that is made specifically for your type of metal ceiling tile to ensure you get the results you desire. Remember, a little bit of polish goes a long way.
After following these three steps, you should find that your metal ceiling looks as impressive as it did on the day it was installed. Generally, metal ceilings are low maintenance, so you shouldn’t have to do this often. However, be sure to keep these tips in mind the next time you’re spring cleaning or preparing to have guests over at the house!