Always check manufacturer's instructions first. Always try a test patch first. If you are unsure as to whether the item you are cleaning is suitable for our instructions, take professional cleaning advice first.
What to useBefore you start it is a very good idea to prepare everything you need so your not having to run off to find something in the middle of cleaning.
For this guide I will be polishing a new Cast Iron Insert but old cast iron is not much different.
- Metal Polish (you can also use WD40 or 3 in 1)
- 0000 Grade Wire Wool
- Lint Free Duster
Step 1Once you have your equipment you are ready to bring your cast iron to a beautiful shine.
Firstly you need to ensure you wear your gloves when using the wire wool and polish. Take your metal polish and apply a small amount to the your wire wool. With this start to rub the polish into the metal using a firm hand covering a good sized area. Repeat until you have covered all polished areas.
Stubborn dirt can be tackled with methylated spirits - apply on soft cloths, changing them as you go until they come away clean, and keeping away from any tiles as meths may damage them.