As a business with roots that may as well be powder-coated themselves, we understand the importance of properly caring for and maintaining our products and finishes. While powder-coating is a durable finish, following these guidelines can help you preserve and maintain its integrity and shine.
Soap and Water
Regularly cleaning will play a significant role in maintaining the strength and appearance of your powder-coated surface. When doing so, we recommend using a mild soap or detergent with warm water and a soft cloth, sponge, or brush. Thoroughly rinse the cleaner from the surface, preferably with filtered water, removing all soap residue.
Pressure cleaning is another common cleaning method. However, for this method, filtered water should be used, and the pressure washer should be used on a low-pressure setting. If the pressure is too strong, it may damage the finish and possibly even impact the metal underneath it.
Avoid Abrasive Cleaners
To avoid damaging the finish when cleaning, refrain from using abrasive cleaners, steel wool, scrapers, or harsh chemicals. While they may help to remove the dirt and grime, they can also lead to the cracking or fading of the finish and can cause a rough texture rather than its usual smooth and glossy shine. If you are not sure if a cleaner is too abrasive, a good rule of thumb is to avoid any soaps or detergents that should not touch your skin.
Other Protective Measures
Avoid Harsh Environments
For a longer-lasting finish, avoid placing the powder-coated items in harsh environments, such as those with high chemical exposure, extreme temperatures, or high humidity. Though powder-coating is more resilient to rust, corrosion, peeling, and fading than regular paints, these environments can damage the strength and integrity of the powder coat.
Avoid Impact or Scratches
Like most things, it is not uncommon to scratch the finish of table bases – even powder-coated ones. However, by taking precaution to prevent impacts or scratches can help extend the longevity of the finish. For any scratches or impacts that may happen, it will be important to touch up the damaged areas to avoid compromising the coating’s strength and appearance.