Church LED signs are big investments, and protecting that investment is crucial to see big results for years and years down the road. Read on to see how to properly clean and care for your LED sign, protecting it from the elements and whatever else life sends your way.
For general cleaning, give your LED sign a wash with warm water and mild soap (like dish soap). NEVER use any kind of abrasive like scrub brushes or scouring pads, since you could scratch the sign’s surface. Rinse the sign with clean water, and dry it using a soft cloth to prevent water spots.
You can use the same techniques to clean your sign’s surface, frame, cabinet and other painted, metallic surfaces.
Your church sign can be spot cleaned with products like Windex, using a soft cloth or towel. You should avoid paper towels, Pinesol, Lysol, or any other cleaners that contain butyl cellosolve.
To remove calcium or lime deposits, clean your sign with a mixture of water and vinegar in a 10:1 ratio, or a mixture of baking soda and water in a 1:1 ratio.
Don’t panic if your sign has been defaced with permanent marker, dried eggs or spray paint. You can remove all of the above using isopropyl alcohol, VM&P Naphtha, or lacryl.
Apply the cleaning agent directly to the sign’s affected area, and wipe it clean with a soft cloth or sponge.
For graffiti on the painted metal portions of your sign, you can use isopropyl alcohol, WD40, or bug/tar remover like 3M Adhesive.
Of course, the best way to minimize damage to your church sign is to prevent that damage in the first place:
Shutting Your Sign Down
Shutting off your sign when it isn’t needed will greatly extend its lifetime and save on energy bills.
Outdoor LED signs collect dust and dirt over time, reducing their effectiveness and dulling their exposure. Areas with dry climates or a lot of snow will want to wipe down their signs more often than others.
Keep Up with Routine Maintenance
Your LED sign is a big investment, and taking care of that investment with routine cleaning will ensure your church sign will last for years to come.