Remove cobwebs and dirty residue from the neon sign that hangs over the bar in your basement with the following steps. After you have finished, keep the sign maintained to prevent dirt and webs from accumulating so that the sign provides the bar area with plenty of light each time that you use it.
- nylon stocking
- hand broom
- can of compressed air
- mild detergent
- rubbing alcohol
- lint-free cloths
Remove Webs And Dirty Residue
Turn off and unplug the neon sign and wait for it to cool down. Remove the sign from the wall and place it on a flat surface that is protected with a tarp or old towel. Place a nylon stocking over the end of a hand broom. Move the broom over the sign's surface to remove cobwebs. The nylon material will attract the cobwebs and prevent them from from falling onto other surfaces in your basement. Spray compressed air into any small crevices to loosen cobwebs or dirt that is present.
Once all of the cobwebs have been eliminated, wipe the sign off with a soapy sponge to remove dirt and residue that is stuck on its surface. Rinse the sponge out with plain water and wipe it over the sign's surface to remove any detergent that remains. Dry the sign off with a lint-free cloth.
If any stains are on the sign that were not removed with the soapy water, add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to a damp cloth. Rubbing alcohol will effectively remove nicotine stains or any debris that has hardened on the sign's surface. Press the cloth down firmly as you move it back and forth over each dirty spot on the sign. Add more drops of rubbing alcohol if you are having trouble removing any of the stains.
Once the sign is clean, use a damp sponge to remove all traces of the rubbing alcohol. Carefully dry the sign with a towel and hang it on the wall. Plug in the sign, and turn it on. The sign will enhance the bar area and provide plenty of light.
Maintain The Sign
Set aside time each week to wipe off the sign to prevent dirt and webs from accumulating. Wipe the sign off with a damp, soapy sponge, followed by plain water a dry cloth. Following these simple steps will maintain the sign's appearance and will prevent you from having to complete long cleaning sessions.