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Maintenance of Powder Coated Material

Posted on: June 30th, 2014 by byersbushblog

Many choose powder coating because it promises (and delivers) durability, and a long-lasting finish.

As a result, many surfaces that are powder coated are being finished in this way because the surface is expected to sustain a harsh environment, for which a resilient finishing method is required.

A surface’s surroundings can subject a powder coated finish to a great many degrading environmental factors, including ultraviolet light, pollution, salt deposits, general dirt and grease, prolonged exposure to which can cause damage to a powder coating.

By establishing and sustaining a frequent maintenance routine, however, you can safeguard the finish of your powder coated surface, prolonging its life span and allowing it to reach its full potential. Here are some tips for maintaining your powder coated material.

Build-up of residue

After long periods of time (or short, depending on the surface’s immediate environment), powder coatings can be exposed to numerous grime deposits that can build up on the surface.

“To remove such deposits, you’ll need to clean the surface.”

The frequency of these cleans will depend on the location of your surface, but a biannual clean ought to suffice, unless the surface resides near a coastal area, in which case this should be quarterly.

How to clean powder coated materials

“Before you begin, you’ll need to assemble your materials.”

Firstly, take note of the ‘glove’ rule: if you need to use gloves in order to use a certain detergent, chances are that the detergent may be too abrasive for your surface and could degrade the material, so don’t use it.

In fact, be wary of all household detergents, which can actively shorten the life span of a powder coating, especially if they contain harsh solvents.

Water and a dish soap solution can be used in conjunction with a sponge to remove any superficial grime.

Gently soak the area by allowing the sponge to absorb the solution and coat the area. Gentle household detergents can be used here, but always read the label and be sure to familiarize yourself with the potential risks.

Stubborn grime can also be combated with a soft bristled brush. Once you’re complete, be sure to rinse the area thoroughly with water.

Methylated Spirits, Turpentine or White Spirit can also be used to target stains, paint spills or other particularly tricky marks.

Once you’ve removed the stain (and do so as quickly as possible), rinse with water to remove any residual white spirit.

If you’d like more advice on maintaining a powder coated material, or work in the metal industry and have need for the services of a professional powder coater in the Ontario area, then contact Byers Bush Powder Coating Inc.

We have been providing powder coating and sandblasting services in Toronto, Concord, Hamilton, Brampton, Oakville, Ontario for more than 40 years.

We are known for providing high-quality finishes and doing so with a quick turnaround time and excellent customer service.

Our experienced and qualified team has the expertise that you need in order to achieve a perfect powder coated finish.

Before we coat your item, our team will inspect it. They will check the condition of the item, and decide what needs to be done to prepare the item for powder coating.

To find out more about our services, call Byers Bush Powder Coating Inc. at or contact us at 905-625-4334.

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