Care & Cleaning Instructions for Outdoor Bronze Statues and Fountains
- Removing Stubborn Oxidation with WD40:
– Apply WD40 to the oxidized areas of the bronze.
– Gently rub the surface with a soft, non-abrasive cloth to remove stubborn oxidation.
- Applying Clear Wax for Protection:
– Evenly coat the bronze surface with clear wax, ensuring complete coverage.
– Use a soft cloth to buff the wax, creating a protective layer against environmental elements.
- Deep Penetration with a Blowtorch:
– Safely use a blowtorch to heat the clear wax on the bronze.
– Allow the molten wax to penetrate deep into the crevices, forming a lasting barrier against oxidation.
- Tailored Care for Coastal Areas:
– In coastal regions with higher salt levels, increase the frequency of maintenance.
– Pay extra attention to cleaning and waxing to counteract the corrosive effects of salt in the air.
Remember to follow safety guidelines when using a blowtorch and ensure proper ventilation. Regularly inspect and care for your bronze pieces to maintain their timeless beauty.