To keep your coated material looking good, regular cleaning plays an important part. In normal environments, the coating should be washed using a soft cloth or sponge, and warm, soapy water. A solution of water and mild detergent is recommended, e.g. 5% Teepol solution.
For harsher environments and if the project has been properly planned with your coater and the correct measures taken, the powder supplier’s or coater’s own cleaning guidelines for the project will apply.
Where the atmosphere is that of a rural or normal urban environment, the period between cleaning can be up to 9 months. If heavier soiling occurs, then more frequent cleaning is recommended, e.g. in industrial environments, the period should not be more than 3 months. How often the material should be cleaned also depends on the standard of appearance required, and the need to remove any deposits that can cause damage with prolonged contact with the coating.
In no circumstances must you use abrasive cleaners, nor any cleaner containing ketones, esters or alcohol.
It’s a good idea, and sometimes a requirement of the powder supplier, to keep a record of when and how your powder coated material is cleaned.