Powder Coated Metal Care & Maintenance Tips

July 22, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you are the proud owner of a powder-coated metal product, you know it’s important to take care of it properly. Powder coating is a process that coats metal with a thick layer of dry paint. It’s very durable and can last for many years if treated well. In this blog post, we will discuss tips on caring for your powder-coated metal products. Follow these tips, and your products will look great for many years!

Avoid Harsh Chemical Cleaners and Abrasives

You should avoid using harsh cleaners or abrasives on your powder-coated metal products. These can damage the finish and cause it to fade or chip. Instead, use a mild soap and water solution to clean your products. If you need to remove tough stains, you can use a soft cloth or sponge with a gentle cleanser. Avoid using abrasive pads or brushes as well. These can also damage the powder coating. If you must use an abrasive cleaner, test it on a small area first to ensure it does not damage the finish.

Use Mild Soap and Water

If your clean powder coated steel is starting to look a little dirty, then the best way to clean it is with mild soap and water. Avoid using any type of abrasive cleaner as this can damage the finish. Once you have washed the product with soap and water, rinse it off completely.

Water-based cleaners are the preferred method for cleaning powder-coated surfaces. These cleaners will not damage the finish and are very effective at removing dirt and grime.

Make sure you dry the surface off completely after cleaning it. Water left on the surface can cause staining or even rusting. If you need to remove a tough stain, you can try using a soft cloth dampened with white vinegar. Gently rub the stained area until the stain is removed. Be sure to rinse the area off afterward and dry it completely.

Avoid Harsh Weather Conditions

Powder-coated surfaces can be damaged by exposure to extreme weather conditions. The finish can become cracked or chipped if the temperature is too hot or too cold. Avoid exposing your powder-coated metal product to direct sunlight for extended periods. The UV rays from the sun can damage the finish and cause it to fade.

If you live in an area with a lot of snow or ice, keep your powder-coated metal product away from these elements. The cold temperatures can damage the finish and make it more susceptible to chipping and cracking.

Power Wash on Low Settings

Power washing is one of the best ways to clean your powder-coated objects. However, power washers are super powerful, so be prudent and use the low setting to avoid damage. You should also avoid underground water because it’ll leave stains behind.

Wax the Exposed Areas

Waxing the exposed areas of your powder-coated metal will help to protect it from the elements and keep it looking shiny and new. You can use commercial car wax or beeswax furniture polish. Apply the wax with a soft cloth and rub it in using circular motions. Allow the wax to dry for at least 20 minutes before buffing it off with a clean, dry cloth.

Powder Coating Care and Maintenance

Following these simple care and maintenance tips, you can keep your powder-coated metal looking new for years to come. If you have any questions about powder coating or metal fabrication, feel free to contact N.W. Metal Fabricators, Inc. We’re always happy to help.

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