Tips for Cleaning Your Oil-Rubbed Bronze Vent Covers

28th Jun 2016

At Vent Covers Unlimited, we have vent covers in just about every material you can imagine. From high-quality resin to oil-rubbed bronze, we have the right vent cover for your home’s style. While we’ve already discussed the importance of keeping your vent covers clean, today, we’ll go over how to keep your oil-rubbed bronze vent covers looking like new. Here are a few tips to help you keep your oil-rubbed bronze vent covers clean.

  • Avoid using any abrasive cleaners or brushes. Oil-brushed bronze can be scratched by stiff brushes and is best cleaned with a soft microfiber cloth. Frequent dusting will keep the buildup of dirt at a minimum.
  • To deep clean your vent cover, dampen the microfiber cloth and wipe the surface dust off the vent cover. Then, use a dry cloth to wipe off any excess moisture and prevent spotting on the surface.
  • If the dirt and grime is stuck on, or it’s been awhile since you cleaned the cover, you may need to use a mixture of vinegar and water to gently remove build up. Simply combine a half cup of water with a quarter cup of white vinegar. This will break down any stuck-on dirt. Immediately dry the vent cover to prevent spotting.
  • Clean your vent cover regularly to keep the process simple and reduce build up more regularly. If you notice that your vent cover has changed colors over time, don’t panic. This is common and simply a part of the aging process.

Oil-rubbed bronze is a beautiful material, and with our lacquered top layer, it will be protected from most wear and tear. However, regular cleaning is key to maintaining the appearance of your oil-rubbed bronze vent cover. Browse our selection today and order your decorative vent cover today!