How to Clean an Aluminum Backsplash How to Clean an Aluminum Backsplash

What You'll Need
Vinegar
Lemon or lemon juice
Salt
Lint free cloth (2)

An aluminum backsplash can create a great focal point in any kitchen. Aluminum is also resistant to heat, making it a good choice for stove backsplashes. The downside is aluminum will show dirt, grease, and other grime very quickly. Cleaning this material is simple.

Step 1 - Wet the Surface

Take your lint free cloth and get it damp. You don't want it to be dripping wet. Wipe down the backsplash. This will remove larger particles that could scratch the surface later. Rinse the cloth and put aside for later.

Step 2 - Cut a Lemon

You can use lemon juice if you don't have a fresh lemon available. For a fresh lemon, cut the lemon in half, dip the half in some salt, and gently rub the lemon on the backsplash. You don't want to scratch the surface with the salt, so go easy on this. If you are using lemon juice, you can just dip the rag in the lemon juice and sprinkle some salt on it.

Step 3 - Use the Vinegar

Rinse away the lemon and salt mixture from the backsplash. Take your unused cloth and add a small amount of vinegar. The vinegar will shine the backsplash and remove any rust or other oxidation. Once you've finished that you can just wipe away any excess vinegar from the backsplash with a dry rag.

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