What are the maintenance guidelines for stainless steel and copper?
Stainless steel is fairly easy to maintain. The metal is incredibly durable. Diamond Spas recommends using a mild soap and water with a soft cloth to clean stainless. Vinegar or club soda are useful for removing water spots. Towel drying your fixture after each use will help avoid water spotting. If an abrasive product is needed, use a green scotch bright pad. Use light to medium pressure and clean in a circular motion. Too much pressure may distort the finish. The maintenance of copper really depends on what the client is looking for. Copper has been termed a “living metal.” It is a metal constantly reacting to its environment. This reaction sparks vivid color combinations in the appearance of the copper. These combinations range from pinks, to greens, to browns. The copper will not change evenly either. It will spot and streak in some instances. For some clients, this is exactly what they desire in their fixture. They like the unpredictable nature of copper and admire its character.