MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING OF STAINLESS STEEL
Stainless steel is for its very thin layer on surface very resistant to rust and does not need any organic or metal protectors to improve its look or resistance. Despite these great qualities stainless steel still needs some maintenance of its products as railings so it stays nice and shiny. To remove any dust or dirt from this material it is enough to use, for example, glass cleaners.
1. THOROUGH CLEANING
After mounting elements of stainless steel , stainless steel railings or any other products, surfaces need to be cleaned of all dust, dirt, concrete, and eventually a thin layer of protection could be brought on in order to protect further precipitation of dirt and grease.
It is strongly forbidden to
– file with metal objects,
– use agents which contain acids, bleach, abrasives and similar
On outdoor railings and elements rain already does cleaning and part of maintenance. Soft cloth or sponge and dish-washing liquid are more than enough for cleaning. Also glass cleaners which contain no chloride can be used for polishing stainless steel. With very filthy surfaces mini-wash with the temperature of 60-80 degrees Celsius can be used or car-polish. Also agents which contain alcohol are good with taking of grease stains. Indoor stainless steel railing are usually cleaned of finger marks and in general only soft cloth, warm water and some dish washing liquid are enough to keep stainless steel shiny.
3. HOW FREQUENTLY CLEAN
If cleaned on regular basis surfaces made of stainless steel keep their attractive look. How frequently to clean depend on the position of elements and railings and how dirty they get. Inside lobbies, glass and window frames made of stainless steel have to be cleaned as frequently as other glass surfaces. Railings of polished stainless steel are more resistant to dirt and corrosion than the ones made of abraded stainless steel.
4. AGENTS FOR CLEANING
– vinegar acid (80% water, 20% vinegar) – lemon juice with salt in warm water
– tooth paste with small scratches
– home glass cleaners
– cleaners for fine metals
– on mated surfaces milk can be used