Care for your Product
Welcome to our comprehensive guide on caring for your Corten and Powder Coat products. We understand the importance of maintaining the stunning aesthetics and durability of these materials, and we're here to provide you with expert advice on how to keep them looking their best.
Corten steel, also known as weathering steel, is a remarkable material renowned for its distinctive appearance and outstanding resilience. With a captivating rusty-orange hue, Corten adds a touch of timeless elegance to any architectural or design project.
Patina Development: Allow the protective patina on Corten steel to naturally develop and mature over time. The patina acts as a shield against
- Periodically clean the Corten steel surface to remove any debris, dirt, or contaminants. Gently rinse the surface with clean water and use a soft cloth or sponge to wipe away any accumulated residue.
- Avoid Abrasive Cleaning: Refrain from using abrasive cleaning agents, harsh chemicals, or abrasive tools, as they can scratch or damage the surface of the Corten steel. Opt for non-abrasive cleaning solutions and gentle cleaning techniques to preserve the integrity of the material.
The lifespan of Corten steel varies depending on the environment in which it is installed.
However, many projects using Corten products have been installed for over 20 years without any issues.
Corten steel can endure for an extended period, showcasing its durability and resilience.
It is important to note that the development of the protective patina on Corten steel contributes to its longevity, acting as a natural barrier against corrosion and atmospheric conditions.
Powder coating is a popular and highly effective finishing process used to enhance the appearance and protect the surfaces of various objects. It involves applying a fine powder made of pigments, resins, and additives onto a substrate, such as metal or plastic.
- Some simple maintenance every 2-3 months for your Powder Coat product will ensure it stays looking great for a long time
- Carefully remove any loose surface deposits with a wet sponge.
- Use a soft brush (non abrasive) and a dilute solution of a mild detergent, eg, pH-neutral liquid hand dishwashing detergent in warm water (DO NOT use solvents) to remove dust, salt and other deposits.
- Ensure you thoroughly rinse the surfaces with clean fresh water after cleaning to remove all residues.
Powder coating finishes can last up to 15 years, but due to the exposure to UV light and the outdoor environment in which they are installed, they make break down faster.