Care and Maintenance of powder coating

31 Dec

Powder coating is one of the most durable and adaptable surface finishes available for metal components. However, like all quality finishes, it needs special care. 

The best method for cleaning powder coated finishes is washing with soap, water and a soft cloth, sponge or extra soft bristle brush. NEVER use solvents such as acetone, contact cleaners, Dulon Thinners or Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) to clean powder coated finishes. These solvents are very damaging to powder coat and will soften and/or dissolve the surface of the coating, diminishing its shine and durability or removing the finish altogether.

The frequency of cleaning depends in part on the standard of appearance that is required and also the requirements to remove deposits.  In most cases, the cleaning of powder coated sections can be conveniently carried out at the same time as window cleaning. However, the recommended frequency of such cleaning will depend on your specific needs:

Non-hazardous Environment                                         Clean and check every 12 months

Tropical Environment                                                      Clean and check every 9 months

High Traffic and Swimming & Leisure Pools               Clean and check every 6 months

Marine Environment                                                        Clean and check every 3 months

Industrial Environment                                                    Clean and check every 3 months

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