Cleaning the dog grooming scissors; the right way
A very important question which comes up in every dog groomer's mind is how to clean dog grooming scissors. Taking care of all your professional dog grooming scissors, regardless of level of grooming scissor you are using, is absolutely vital to prolonging the life of the scissor and the sharpness of the blades.
Our recommendation on how to clean dog grooming scissors in a professional way:
At the end of the day, use a slightly damp cloth to remove excess hair and possibly use a disinfected spray to ensure that any bacteria has been removed. Please ensure that your dog grooming scissors are not left to soak in any cleaning fluid. This has devastating effects on the blades and the tension screw and will ultimately have an adverse effect on the scissors.
Carefully open the blades to 90 degrees and using a dry soft cloth, gently remove all the moisture from the blades and the tensions screw. It is crucial to ensure that any dog hair and moisture has been removed from the tension screw as this can clog the tension screw and/or encourage rust to develop. Keeping the tension screw free of dog hair and moisture will aide the tension screws ability to turn and work more efficiently. For more information on how to check and adjust your dog grooming scissor's tension, please click here.
After drying, use a tiny amount of Abbfabb's Dog Grooming Scissor Oil (1-2 drops) between the blades close to the handle and the same in the tension screw. Wipe excess oil over the blades. Using the dog grooming scissor oil will ensure that the blades and the tension screw are protected from moisture and stray hairs and will prevent rust.
Always store your dog grooming scissors in a closed position and stored away safely, as this ensures that that they are protected from the salon environment and help prevent rust from occurring. Using the tip protectors can also be very useful to the dog groomer, as they keep the scissor's blades closed and protects the scissors from possible damage.