Stainless Steel - Care and Maintenance

Easy To Follow Guide For Stainless Steel Care

In spite of its natural resistance against corrosion, stainless steel needs regular maintenance to provide a constant condition and to help avoid corrosion, the right care and maintenance will guarantee a hard-wearing finish that will stand th test of time.

Stainless steel should be cleaned in periodical intervals of 6 months or less depending on the environment.

Highly corrosive environments such as coastal areas may require a more regular cleaning routine.

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Mounting and Maintenace of Stainless Steel

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British Stainless Steel Association Maintenance of Stainless Steel

Routine Cleaning

Regular cleaning with warm water and soap or a mild detergent will keep your stainless steel in tip top condition, always dry with a towel to prevent water spots.


Fingerprints are the most common cause of marking and staining on stainless steel, simply clean using a glass cleaner, rinse thoroughly and towel dry.

Grease Marks

Grease marks can be removed using an organic solvent such as acetone and alcohol, just add to a cloth and rub to remove the grease marks, then follow with your routine cleaning method.

WD-40 can be used to clean marks and blemishes, the oil will also protect your stainless steel.

Staining and Scratches

For staining or scratches on stainless steel handrails and balustrades we recommend the regular use of Q Clean or Q-Ultra Clean for the conditioning of the surface. Q-Ultra Clean passivates which recovers the chemical composition of the stainless steel surface when there are damages and will remove any contaminates.

Removing Blemishes and Scratches

Small scratches can be carefully removed using a Scotch-Brite Hand Pad, and then finished with a stainless steel cleaner.

Important: Remember when using Scotch-Brite to always rub in the direction of the stainless steel grain - never against it.

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