Maintenance of Balustrades

June 25th, 2011  Posted at   Balustrade
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The effects of ultraviolet light, pollution, dirt, grime and salt deposits can all accumulate on the surface of the railing in time. To extend the life of the finished powder coating / anodizing and protect all security requirements that may exist, a regular maintenance program should be implemented very simple to eliminate waste.

As a general rule, cleaning should be performed every four months. However, in areas where pollutants are more common, especially in coastal regions or industrial cleaning program should be conducted on a more frequent basis (e.g. every 3 months).

To clean the surface of balustrade -

1. Carefully remove loose deposits with a damp sponge.

2. Use a soft brush (not abrasive) or cloth and a mild household detergent solution to remove dust, salt and other deposits.

3. Rinse with clean water and fresh.

Detergents that recommend the use of gloves when handling should be avoided because it is a good indication that the detergent is harsh and therefore unsuitable for cleaning balustrades.

Although some strong solvents are recommended for the removal of sealers or other construction debris, they can be harmful to the extended life of the surface of the balustrade and should also prevent the damage can not be immediately visible and can take up to 12 months to appear.

If spray paint, sealants or other debris should be removed, and then methylated spirits, turpentine or paint thinner can be used safely.

 

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