Stainless Steel Care and Maintenance
Stainless steel is usually used in areas where there is need to be corrosion resistance, and while it presents better than other options, stainless steel will still stain.
So in order to keep it looking fabulous all of the time, there are some things you need to do to keep it that way.
Regularly clean the stainless steel surface and ensure that there is no salt or filings built up on its surface. If you are near the water or its used in marine applications then you need to clean every 6 months minimum. Other applications can go for longer periods but not in excess of 12 months.
Do not clean with Acid or corrosive materials
What to Clean With
You can clean off most marks and build up using warm water and a soft cloth.
Otherwise for harder to remove marks you can use glass cleaner, or house hold ammonia.
The best option is to buy a specific Stainless Steel cleaner, these are available from most hardware shops and some retail outlets. Ensure you read the instructions carefully as it may vary depending on the brand.
A microfiber cloth is highly recommended to clean with as this will work the best and not scratch or mark the Stainless Steel.
If other steel, welding splatter or corroded metal comes into contact with stainless steel it can corrode and become marked. If this occurs, clean with a car chrome cleaner (usually found in an auto shop) and use WD40 on the area and wipe with a clean soft cloth.
Stainless steel is a great option for outdoor areas, marine applications and more, but you must keep it clean in the long term to avoid it loosing shine and polish.
Publisher: Designer Metalworks
Date Published: Aug 7 2017 11:24AM
Date Edited: Aug 31 2017 2:39PM