Pristine Sports Medals
Top Tips to Keep Your Sports Medals in Pristine Condition
Everyone loves receiving trophies and medals – to be acknowledged and honoured with a medal for taking part in an event, breaking a record, or coming in at first place is a majestic feeling. Athletes sacrifice blood, sweat, and tears to achieve excellent results – and sports medals are there to remind them that dedication pays off.
Sports medals and trophies motivate and help to build team spirit. Whether for gymnastics, rugby, cricket, athletics, golf, swimming, tennis, hockey, cycling, netball, or soccer, its custom to display medals on mantle pieces, shelves, dressers, or in glass cabinets for years and years. As a result, it’s essential to keep them glistening and in tip-top condition. Here’s how to keep those prized possessions in pristine condition.
- Silver Awards – silver medals are in a class of their own, but exposure to air and humid conditions can cause silver to tarnish. Polish these awards once a month with a dry polishing cloth and keep them away from the elements in a glass cabinet with a little bag of silica gel.
Tip: Do not use a cheap commercial polish but use a quality silver polish as it is less abrasive.
- Stainless Steel – more durable than silver and easily cleaned with a cloth and warm, soapy water, the elements do not affect stainless steel, which means you can display them anywhere. Tip: if the medal is in an area that accumulates dirt or dust, brush it with a soft-bristled brush and then buff gently with a cloth before rinsing with water.
- Glass and Crystal – stylish and elegant, glass and crystal awards are also simple to clean. Whereas soapy water and a soft cloth can easily remove fingerprints and grease, supermarket glass cleaner will clean stubborn dirt and grime.
- Pewter – similar to caring for plastic, pewter requires a quick polish with a soft cloth and some warm, soapy water to rid the award of dirty finger marks, grease, or dust.
Whether you’re the guardian of a cabinet packed with glittering sports trophies, a proud parent of an athlete who boasts a bunch of accolades, or a school principal with a storeroom packed with awards that need urgent attention – these care tips will keep them looking immaculate.
However, if you’re a school or private organisation looking for high-quality custom sports medals for your next game, sports day, or tournament, then chat with one of the award specialists at Trophy & Medal Boutique. We stock every type of accolade, we can also custom design plates, trophies, medals, plaques, and plates. We also do branding and can deliver to your door.