Cleaning A Cast Iron Garden Statue
A garden statue can turn any yard from something bland into a spectacular sigh. When you use a garden statue, it helps bring a unique character and charm to the typical backyard. Keeping the cast iron garden statue clean helps keep grime and other dirt from wearing away the paint. Here are several ways to cleaning a cast iron garden statue. Pour 1 gallon of warm water in a bucket. Pour a few drops of a mild detergent, such as liquid dish-washing detergent, into the warm water. Mix the detergent with the water until a few bubbles form, using a paint stirrer for the task. Dip a lint-free cloth into the detergent-water mixture, wetting the cloth. Ring out the cloth so it’s damp but not dripping the liquid. Wipe dirt from the cast-iron garden statue with the damp cloth, using light pressure when necessary. Clean the statue’s detail work, such as crevices, with special attention. Dirt tends to collect in detail work.
Spray the statue with water from a garden hose, using a low water pressure setting on the hose’s adjustable nozzle. Continue spraying until you rinse all the detergent-water solution off the garden statue. Wipe the statue with a dry, lint-free cloth to remove remaining water droplets. Water penetrates cracks in the cast iron’s paint and causes rust to form on the cast iron.