Tips for cleaning powder-coated fencing

To protect the powder-coated surface, it’s important to clean it regularly. In order to clean it well without damaging it, follow these tips:

  1. Wipe your fence or gate gently with a wet sponge to remove loose dirt and debris. You can also use a soft brush; the idea here is to remove most of the surface-level dust and dirt.
  2. To get rid of salt and other harder-to-remove deposits, use a soft brush and a mild household detergent.
  3. Always use a detergent that does not contain solvents or petroleum-based chemicals which could damage the coating. A great way to determine whether a detergent is safe for your powder-coated surface is to check the directions for use to see whether or not you need to wear gloves. If gloves are required, the chances are the product will be too harsh for use on your powder-coated fence or gate.
  4. Rinse the detergent from the fence with lukewarm water. You can allow it to dry naturally or use a cloth to dry and polish it for a cleaner finish

It is also possible to pressure wash your fence, and it may be more efficient than handwashing it with a sponge or brush.

However, pressure washing does tend to leave more residue behind. This holds especially true in coastal areas where there may be a coating of sea salt on the fence, or in hard water areas where the pressure washer water may leave behind residue without detergent to soften the water.

Powder-coated fence maintenance

Maintaining a powder-coated fence or gate is easy and does not require much effort. As a general rule, the harsher the climate, the more often it will need to be cleaned. We recommend cleaning your fencing and gates at least once or twice per year.

While a powder-coated finish will protect your fence or gate against the elements, regular cleaning will help to prevent build-up – and in turn help to increase the longevity of the product.

To find out more about our powder-coating process, or for more information on our range of fencing and gate products, please contact the friendly team at DHA Ninh Bình today.

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