Finishing maintenance

Maintenance of Powder-coated & Anodised aluminium furniture

Deterioration of the coating occurs mainly as a result of grime deposition and attack by contaminated moisture which in a coastal environment contains salt and sulphur compounds. Deposited grime and contamination absorbs moisture like a sponge and holds it against the powder-coated and anodised surfaces. This permits the attack to proceed thereby damaging the coating.

The frequency of cleaning required is dependent on the severity of the environment. In a rural atmosphere, where grime deposition and pollution of the atmosphere are at a minimum, cleaning may not be needed more frequently than every six (6) months.


In industrial and marine environments, more frequent cleaning e.g. monthly, is necessary and the maximum period between cleaning should never be more than three (3) months. Under the worst conditions involving heavy grime deposition and atmospheric pollution by both sulphur compounds and salts, even more frequent cleaning is advisable if deterioration of the coating is to be prevented.

The cleaning of powder-coat and anodised material should be performed using hand-cleaning and rinsing techniques. This should be achieved by using small amounts of clean water and recommended detergents. Contact out team for current reccomendations.

DO NOT under any circumstances use an abrasive type cleaning agent as this will severely damage the surface of the material. Thoroughly rinse off any detergent with clean water. Dry preferably with a Chamois or alternatively a soft cloth.

The cleaning of the product should be performed at a time that will allow the aluminium to dry quickly, (preferably early in the morning).


Periodically check all fixings for tightness and secure as necessary.