Maintenance of Stainless Steel Balustrades
The stain resistance of stainless steel stems from an extremely thin but tenacious and self-repairing film which forms on the surface. This film imparts the properties of stainless steel: stain resistance, non-tainting of food, hygiene, cleanability and the aesthetic appearance that make stainless steel the ideal choice for many household products. Further, stainless steels do not chip, flake or crack.
Stainless steel will be unaffected by the normal conditions of household use. Routine gentle cleansing in corrosive environments will reward the owner with a product which retains its properties and appearance through many years of constant daily use.
The best method for cleaning stainless steel is quite simply soap, or a mild detergent (such as SUNLIGHT LIQUID®) in warm water, applied with a soft cloth or synthetic sponge. Rinse in hot water and dry with a soft cloth or allow to ‘drip’ dry.
Occasionally, the use of a mild household cleaner (HANDY ANDY®) and fine synthetic scourers (green SCOTCH-BRITE®) or a brush with nylon bristles may be used.
Routine cleaning applied over several days will generally remove heavy soiling and staining.
Routine gentle cleaning
Household cleaners showing ‘suitable for stainless steel’
Repeated routine gentle cleaning rather than a single aggressive cleaning
DO NOT USE:
Course abrasive powders
Silver or brass cleaners
ROUTINE CLEANING STAINS – PROBLEM & SOLUTION ADHESIVE LABELS
Remove labels – Remove labels by soaking in a hot soapy solution and rubbing with a cloth or sponge. If adhesive remains, remove with a soft cloth soaked in alcohol (Methylated Spirits) or an organic solvent (Benzene). Follow with routing cleaning.