Maintenance Guide

 

B&K Balustrades Cleaning and Maintenance of Your Stainless Steel

At B&K Balustrades we would like to see your Balustrades stand the test of time in the best condition possible so we have compiled a Maintenance Guide so you can enjoy your Balustrades in A1 condition for many years to come.

Stainless steel is easy to clean. Washing with soap or mild detergent and warm water followed by a clean water rinse is usually enough for domestic and architectural equipment.

An enhanced appearance will be achieved if the cleaned surface is finally wiped dry with a dry smooth cloth.

Methods of Cleaning Stainless Steel
Problem Cleaning Agent Comments
Routine Cleaning,
All Finishes.
Soap or mild detergent and
water, (preferably warm).
Sponge, rinse with clean water, wipe dry if necessary.
Follow polish lines.
Fingerprints,
All Finishes.
Soap and warm water or organic solvent (eg. acetone, alcohol, methylated spirits). Rinse with clean water and wipe dry. Follow polish lines.
Stubborn Stains and Discolouration,
All Finishes.
Mild cleaning solutions, eg. Jif, tooth paste, spesiality stainless steel cleaners. Use rag, sponge or fibre brush (soft nylon or natural bristle. (An old toothbrush can be useful). Rinse well with clean water and wipe dry. Follow polish lines.
Lime Deposits from Hard Water. Solution of one part vinegar to three parts water. Soak in solution then brush to loosen. Rinse well with clean water.
Oil or Grease Marks,
All Finishes.
Organic solvents (eg. acetone, alcohol, methylated spirits, proprietary “safety solvents”). Baked on grease can be softened beforehand with ammonia. Clean after with soap and water, rinse with clean water and dry. Follow polish lines.
Routine Cleaning of Boat Fittings. Frequent washing down with fresh water. Washing is recommended after each time the boat is used in salt water.

 

 

 

 

 

B&K Balustrades Ongoing Maintenance
We often receive many questions concerning the frequency of cleaning of products made of stainless steel, and the answer is simple, “clean the metal when it is dirty, in order to restore its original appearance.” This may vary from once to five times a year for external applications or it may be once a day for an item in hygenic or aggressive situations such as where you are situated. If you have any further questions please contact us.