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HOW DO I CLEAN AND MAINTAIN MY PURE VISTA BALUSTRADE?

Thursday December 14, 2023

We have designed our frameless balustrade systems for minimal maintenance, however, with any aluminium product it will need some level of routine cleaning.

In areas where the aluminium is in the direct influence of marine or aggressive industrial emission sources, the aluminium should be cleaned at least every three months. In relatively cleaner environments every six months. Even in interior locations, to limit discoloration through grime, smoke and other deposits aluminium should be cleaned at least every year.

At the installation stage:

Grease marks, dirt or mastic spillage may be removed using white spirit or an approved solvent which will not adversely affect the anodised finish. DO NOT use aggressive abrasive materials such as wire wool.

It is recommended that all cut bar ends, mitres, butt joints & drill holes should be coated with an air-drying primer/corrosion inhibitor, to provide protection against the initiation of corrosion where the aluminium is exposed, especially in coastal locations.

Installers should take maximum care during assembly, transit & fitting, not to damage the anodised coating. On an ongoing basis the frequency of cleaning relates directly to the decorative standard which the owner wishes to maintain as well as the particular environment where the balustrade is fitted.

After installation:

Wash down with clean, warm water containing a non-alkaline liquid detergent (in a concentration which can be handled safely with bare hands). Use a non-abrasive cloth, sponge or soft bristle brush. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Dry using a soft cloth or leather.

After drying, apply furniture cream or wax to maintain the highest quality finish.

Anodised surfaces which have been neglected for considerable periods of time will often require a more aggressive cleaning procedure. Unfortunately, abrasive cleaning does cause some removal of the anodic film and the objective is to minimise the amount of abrasive cleaning to achieve the desired standard finish.

We have designed our frameless balustrade systems for minimal maintenance, however, with any aluminium product it will need some level of routine cleaning.

In areas where the aluminium is in the direct influence of marine or aggressive industrial emission sources, the aluminium should be cleaned at least every three months. In relatively cleaner environments every six months. Even in interior locations, to limit discoloration through grime, smoke and other deposits aluminium should be cleaned at least every year.

At the installation stage:

Grease marks, dirt or mastic spillage may be removed using white spirit or an approved solvent which will not adversely affect the anodised finish. DO NOT use aggressive abrasive materials such as wire wool.

It is recommended that all cut bar ends, mitres, butt joints & drill holes should be coated with an air-drying primer/corrosion inhibitor, to provide protection against the initiation of corrosion where the aluminium is exposed, especially in coastal locations.

Installers should take maximum care during assembly, transit & fitting, not to damage the anodised coating. On an ongoing basis the frequency of cleaning relates directly to the decorative standard which the owner wishes to maintain as well as the particular environment where the balustrade is fitted.

After installation:

Wash down with clean, warm water containing a non-alkaline liquid detergent (in a concentration which can be handled safely with bare hands). Use a non-abrasive cloth, sponge or soft bristle brush. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Dry using a soft cloth or leather.

After drying, apply furniture cream or wax to maintain the highest quality finish.

Anodised surfaces which have been neglected for considerable periods of time will often require a more aggressive cleaning procedure. Unfortunately, abrasive cleaning does cause some removal of the anodic film and the objective is to minimise the amount of abrasive cleaning to achieve the desired standard finish.

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