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March 24, 2021

Spring Cleaning Your LED Message Board

Spring is here at last! You probably have a huge list of spring-cleaning tasks to take care of early this season, but don’t forget about cleaning your LED message board as well! Our signage just went through a rough winter with rain, snow and wind, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise if it isn’t popping as much as it did from day one. Follow these tips to ensure your signage glistens in the sun this spring.

*Note, these tips are for Watchfire Signs. If you have a different brand of LED signage, always refer to the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning guidelines.

Turn Off Your Message Board

You can actually clean your LED message board whether it is on or off, but the brightness of having it on can be quite irritating and distracting when you’re trying to get down to the nitty-gritty and eliminate all of the dirty spots. We recommend turning off your signage before starting the cleaning process for best results and maximum convenience.

Power Washing Your Signage

The easiest and most effective way to clean an LED message board is to use a power washer. This doesn’t mean you should just go to the nearest hardware store and pick up whichever power washing machine you see first, however. Compared to exterior surfaces like concrete and asphalt, LED message boards are actually quite soft and can easily be damaged with a standard power washer. Instead, you’ll want to ensure that you choose a light duty power washer and use the lowest pressure setting available. Generally, staying under 1500 PSI will be your safest choice.

When it comes to choosing your cleaning detergent, you really don’t have to do anything fancy here. A mild soap like Dawn will provide all the thorough cleaning you need without potentially damaging your signage. Once you’ve selected the appropriate power washer, cleaner and pressure, it’s time to get to work! Be sure to keep the nozzle at least 3 feet away from the signage to prevent any accidental damage. If you follow these tips, your signage will look squeaky clean and functional throughout the rest of the season!

Help Spring Cleaning Your Signs from East West Sign Group

We are the experts in creating effective business signage, whether it’s more traditional or modern and digital. East West Sign Group knows all about sign design and installation, and we have worked with countless businesses to boost business with great signage. To learn more about how we can design the right sign for you, contact us today!

March 24, 2021