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How to ensure finished metal products last

Proper care and maintenance of finished metal products will increase their longevity, improve their appearance, and save you money on repairs and replacements.

Powder coatings protect metal products by covering their surface with a durable coating that shields them from weather, pollution and knocks and bumps.  

Whilst metal items that have been coated are generally low maintenance, there are still a few steps you can take to care and maintain for your finished metal products to ensure they remain in excellent condition for as long as possible.

Regular cleaning

If a build-up of dirt and grime is left to gather on finished metal it can accelerate the speed at which the coating is broken down, making it less effective at protecting the metal over time. Cleaning finished metal on a regular basis can greatly increase their longevity.

  • Use a soft sponge

    When cleaning finished metal products, wipe them gently with a soft sponge.  Never scrub them vigorously with anything abrasive like a scourer or brush as this can damage the finish.

  • Avoid harsh cleaning solutions

    Use a mild cleaning solution like a gentle household detergent mixed with water. Never use chemical cleaners on finished metal products as they can cause the finish to fade, stain or become damaged.

  • Pressure washing

    Pressure washing is an efficient way of cleaning finished metal but take care to only use a low pressure setting.


A thin layer of high quality, abrasive-free, car wax can be gently rubbed over finished metal products to seal them and improve their appearance.  Take care to wipe away any excess wax to avoid staining.


For further help and advice with looking after finished metal, get in touch with our team of experts here at Tomburn by calling us on 02392 692 020.

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