How to care for & maintain powdered surfaces

Pressure Cleaning

This is one of the most efficient methods to clean powder coated surfaces. It’s recommended that you use a LOW-PRESSURE setting since high pressure may be too strong and risk damaging the finish. You should only use filtered water since non filtered water may cause staining on surfaces due to the potential fluoride, sulfur, chlorine or iron oxide in it. Filtered water and low-pressure cleaning will remove all the dirt and buildup metal items can acquire over time. This cleaning method is a terrific option.

Mild Soap and Water Cleaning

A much more traditional method is simply using a mild soap and warm, filtered water. The best soap you can use is one that is PH neutral and has built-in emulsifiers that can break down stains easily. One way to tell if the soap is mild enough is determining if the product is safe for your hands. If you have to wear gloves to protect your hands, it’s not safe for the powdered coat either.

Start by wiping the surface gently with a wet sponge to remove any loose debris. Next, a soft brush and mild soap can be used to scrub surfaces more thoroughly. (A wire or rough brush should NOT be used). Rinse afterward with filtered water. Allow to dry naturally or use a clean, dry cloth to achieve a cleaner look.

Protect with Wax Coating

If people are constantly touching the coated pieces, objects are bumping into them, or items are being handled often, these surface will benefit from a wax protectant. You can apply wax to stairways, automobiles, outdoor furniture, handrails, fences, and outdoor fixtures.

Simply use a light coating of high-grade non-abrasive car wax. Make sure to use a brand that has a UV blocker. Apply the wax and wipe off any remaining once you’re finished to avoid permanent staining.

Cleaning Agent – Warning

Brake clean, carb clean, brake fluid and other Harsh liquids, powders, and cleaners should be strongly avoided! Using these will damage the powder coating.