Powder Coating Advice and Care
The effects of ultra violet light, pollution, dirt, grime and salt deposits can all accumulate on your powder coated surface over time. To extend the effective life of powder coating and protect any warranty requirements that may exist, a very simple regular maintenance program should be implemented for the removal of any residues.
As a general rule, cleaning should take place every six months. However, in areas where pollutants are more prevalent, especially in coastal or industrial regions, a cleaning program should be carried out on a more frequent basis (for example, every three months).
How to clean a Powder Coated Surface
- Carefully remove any loose deposits with a wet sponge
- Use a soft nonabrasive brush or cloth and mild household detergent solution to remove dust, salt and other deposits.
- Rinse off with fresh water
Detergents that recommend the use of gloves when handling should be avoided as this is a good indication that the detergent is harsh and therefore, unsuitable for cleaning your powder coating. Although some strong solvents are recommended for removing sealants or other building residues, these may be harmful to the extended life of the powder coated surface and should be avoided as the damage may not be visibly immediately and may take up to twelve months to appear. If paint splashes, sealants or other residue need to be removed, then either Methylated Spirits, Turpentine or White Spirits may be used safely.
Of course, if you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to call one of our experts.