A cast-iron garden statue can last decades, even centuries, if maintained properly. Even though durable, cast iron rusts easily when subjected to the elements. Maintaining every inch of this statue coated with paint in any way times is the simplest way to safeguard it, but keeping the statue clean helps keep grime and other grime from wearing the paint away. Normal cleaning of this statue won’t prevent the need to repaint it in some point, but cleaning can prolong the period between paintings.
Pour 1 gallon of warm water in a bucket. Pour a few drops of a mild detergent, like liquid dish-washing detergent, in the warm water. Mix the detergent with the water until a couple of bubbles form, using a paint stirrer for your task.
Dip a lint-free fabric into the detergent-water mixture, wetting the fabric. Ring out the fabric so that it’s damp but not dripping the liquid.
Wipe dirt in the cast-iron garden statue with the damp fabric, using light pressure when necessary. Clean out the statue’s detail work, like crevices, with particular attention. Dirt will collect in detail function.
Spray the statue with water from a garden hose, then with a minimal water pressure setting on the hose’s flexible nozzle. Continue spraying until you wash all the detergent-water solution off the statue.
Wipe the statue with a sterile, lint-free fabric to remove remaining water droplets. Water penetrates cracks in the cast iron’s paint and causes rust to form on the cast iron.