Zinc Care and Cleaning
Care and cleaning of zinc is a complicated conversation. Start with the terms: patina, aging, distressed, mottled. It's a unique language, but let's focus on two important concepts: "clean" and "polished."
There's a big difference and here's why. Zinc can be a clean surface but still show spots. Polishing will typically remove the spots, but it is likely that new reactions will form.
We recommend allowing the zinc to develop a natural patina based on its use. Therefore, it is best to use cleaning techniques and products that fit best with your household or business.
The biggest issue with zinc is understanding that a spot can form from a wide variety of things. The first spots will be fingerprints, water marks and maybe a cleaning agent. It is to be expected and the frequency of the spots will depend on how you are using the surface.