If you’re looking to escalate the beauty and interior of your home or office, selecting to have a stainless steel balustrade might be a good idea. It can also provide character to the balconies and staircases of your entire space. However, having one can be challenging sometimes, even though it’s easy to maintain, there some common mistakes that most people make that can lead to corrosion and rust to balustrades.
Here are the common mistakes you should avoid in cleaning Stainless Steel Balustrades
Never use abrasive cleaners
Abrasive cleaners can lead to scratching of your balustrades. One important tip you could do is to select a cleaner that is least risky than the most, such as water.
Don’t forget to rinse the surface
Dirty water or even residue from cleaning solutions can stain the finish and can cause other damage. It is important to rinse before leaving it to dry after you have finished cleaning the balustrade. If you’re cleaning outside, give the whole are a blast with the garden hose to properly rinse the steel. If inside, you can also clean it with clean water and use a soft cloth to rinse.
Avoid using chlorine containing cleaners
Metal and chlorine do not mix well at all. It can cause steel to corrode because chlorine can penetrate the protective chromium oxide layer. Rinsing it thoroughly won’t help, it might be best to just avoid bleach at all times.
Never use steel wool or steel brushes
Using steel wool or steel brushes will leave little particles on the surface of the metal and these particles will begin to rust causing the surface to become stained. It will also scratch the surface of the balustrade which will affect the appearance.
Understanding these common mistakes will help you in the maintenance of your balustrades. These mistakes might come as an accident, but it always pays to have a clear understanding of what you do to avoid it. This will ensure that it will serve you well in the long run.