Spring Cleaning Tips from Weiman Products

Effectively clean, protect and prolong the life of stainless steel, leather, granite and wood surfaces in and around the home this spring with tips from Weiman Products.

Chicago, IL, May 15, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Every surface in and around the home requires special attention. Before reaching for the all-purpose cleaner, consider each surface and which product formulations will best clean, protect and prolong its life.

For example, wood surfaces and leather surfaces are often stripped of natural oils and appear dull. For this year’s Spring cleaning, treat wood and leather surfaces to a product rich in natural oils – like almond, safflower, avocado, lemon, walnut and sesame – to keep them from drying out and to revitalize the surface.

Weiman® Products (www.weiman.com) offers the following cleaning tips to clean, protect and prolong the life of surfaces.

Spring Cleaning Surface Care Guide

Cleaning Stainless Steel Surfaces (refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, microwaves, sinks, BBQ grills, range hoods, toasters, coffee makers, garbage cans, etc.)
• Treat the stainless steel surfaces regularly with high-quality, non-abrasive cleaners
• Always clean in the direction of the grain with a soft, damp cloth; then, buff dry
• Never use a metallic scourer or brush with metal bristles that can scratch the stainless steel surface
• Avoid chemicals commonly used to sanitize equipment like chlorine and harsh cleaning agents or process liquids such as hydrochloric acid on stainless steel surfaces

Cleaning Leather Surfaces (furniture, car interiors, shoes, briefcases, handbags, coats, luggage, etc.)
• Use a high-quality leather cleaner/conditioner regularly that is rich in natural oils to keep leather surfaces clean and supple; be sure to test product on a discrete area prior to use
• Avoid using cleaning fluid, shoe cream, saddle soap and mink oil, which contain ingredients that may damage leather surfaces
• Use a product that contains UVX-15 sunscreen like Weiman® Leather Wipes to protect leather from direct and indirect sun exposure, which can cause the leather surface to become dry, brittle and faded

Cleaning Wood Surfaces (tables, chairs, office furniture, cabinets, paneling, doors, wood trim, bedroom furniture, fine antiques)
• Avoid products that contain silicones and waxes, which simply sit and build up on the wood surfaces
• Use products rich in natural oils that absorb into the wood’s pores, reviving the furniture, creating a luster and preventing checking on wood surfaces
• If furniture is in direct or indirect sunlight, use a product with a UVX-15 sunscreen to prevent drying and discoloration

Cleaning Granite Surfaces (countertops, bars, bathroom vanities, bathroom or kitchen walls, floors, decorative benches, tables, sculptures, mailboxes, bowls and vases, desk, table, etc.)
• Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids on granite surfaces
• Avoid abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers, scouring powders, or soft cleansers
• Call a stone care specialist to remove or repair a scratch on a granite surface
• Keep a granite cleaner like Weiman® Granite Wipes close by to clean up spills immediately, which will prevent staining

For additional stainless steel, leather, wood and granite cleaning tips, visit www.weiman.com/tips.

Weiman Products
Jennifer Manocchio