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13 Mar 2018

How to Keep Nameplates in Prime Condition

How to Keep Nameplates in Prime Condition

A well-maintained nameplate is an essential prop for communicating the professionalism and stylishness of a business, as well as giving vital information about location. Indeed, in many circumstances, it’s actually a legal requirement for business owners to advertise the name of their company with the use of a nameplate on the premises.

Therefore, it’s not only important to make sure you display a nameplate which will inform customers of your whereabouts and enhance your brand, but also to keep it looking as prim and pristine as they day it was first installed. Here are some tips on how to go about keeping your nameplate – and the reputation of your business – in mint condition.

Choose your material wisely

While it might be tempting to cut corners and save some cash with a plastic or acrylic nameplate, such a sign will not only look tackier and less professional, it’ll also last a significantly shorter amount of time.

This is especially true if you need to display your nameplate (as most people do) in a location open to the elements, so it’s vital you choose a hard-wearing substance that’s built to last. At Fascia Graphics®, our high-quality nameplates come in a variety of materials, including aluminium, brass, mild steel, stainless steel and others.

Clean and polish regularly

Even the hardiest brass will tarnish over time, collecting miniature scratches along with dirt and other detritus. To ensure your nameplate stays looking superb for as long as possible, it’s important to clean and polish it properly on a regular basis.

Depending on the material from which your nameplate is manufactured, you might need to use a different cleaning agent. For example, brass nameplates require a specially designed brass cleaner (such as Brasso), while stainless steel shouldn’t need anything other than warm, soapy water. Whatever you use, make sure you clean and polish your nameplate at least once a week.

Consider protection

One way to minimise the amount of damage to your nameplate and the volume of cleaning needed is to coat it with a protective layer. There are several methods of achieving this, including anodising (using an electrolytic process to form an oxide layer) and powder coating (applying a powdered layer of chemicals over the finished product to form a protective skin).

At Fascia Graphics®, we offer both of these preventative measures of safeguarding your nameplate, which can save no little financial outlay (or elbow grease!) in the long run by ensuring your nameplate looks as impressive as ever for as long as possible. To find out more about such services, get in contact with us today.

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