Archive | July 6, 2016

3 Tips For Maintaining Your Neon Sign

Neon signs are a great way to draw attention to your business when they’re placed outside. They can also be used to give your place a little extra personality when they’re used as interior décor. They’re also affordable, long-lasting, and easy to maintain. If you have a neon sign, or if you’re planning to get one for your business, it’s important to know a little bit about what kind of maintenance they need. Take a look at some simple tips that will help you take care of your neon sign. Cleaning The most important thing that you’ll have to do to keep your sign in good shape is keep it clean. When neon signs aren’t kept clean, they eventually stop looking bright and welcoming and start to look dingy and uninviting. Dust and grime really show when they’re located on top of a brightly-lit tube. Before you start cleaning your neon sign, make sure that you unplug it. It’s easy to think of neon signs as safe to handle because they don’t get hot when they’re lit. However, they’re still powered by a transformer that can give you a dangerous shock if you’re not careful. To remove dust, use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to get rid of as much of the dust as you can, then wipe down the tubes with a nylon brush or a soft cloth. A paintbrush can be a useful tool to clean out dust located in hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. Depending on where your sign is located, dusting the sign regularly might be enough. However, some signs accumulate more grime and need deeper cleaning. For example, neon signs located near the grill in a restaurant tend to accumulate grease, and neon signs located in the smoking section of a bar can end up covered in nicotine stains. To clean away grime, spray an ammonia-based cleanser onto a soft cloth and use that to gently rub the dirt off of the sign. Don’t apply too much pressure – you don’t want to break the glass tubes. Once you’ve removed the dirt, spray a new clean cloth with water and use it to remove any residue of the cleanser before plugging it back in. Keep Bugs Away If your sign is indoors, you’re probably already doing everything you can to keep bugs from coming indoors. But if you have an outdoor neon sign, bugs […]

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