Care & Cleaning Tips

Care & Cleaning Tips

Copper

Copper is a unique metal that credits a great deal of its appeal to its aged qualities and green patina. To retain the character, charm, and rustic warmth of copper, it is recommended NOT to clean it with detergents, abrasives, or commercial cleaners.

 

To remove excess dust, cobwebs or other matter, use a soft dry brush (i.e. a dustpan brush) or a soft dry cloth (i.e. a dry ‘Chux” or similar dry cloth) ONLY.

 

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel’s resistance to corrosion and staining, low maintenance, relatively low cost and familiar lustre make it an ideal material for many applications.

 

Fittings should be thoroughly treated before installation with neutral oil such as ‘Steel Kleen’ and this should be repeated at least 4 times a year.

If serious corrosion occurs use ‘Steel Power’ designed for use on stainless steel and follow with an oil treatment.

 

Recommended products are:

‘Steel Kleen’ Stainless Steel cleaner and repellent  SKU #290152

‘Steel Power’ Heavy-duty cleaner  SKU # 290154

 

Aluminium

Like stainless steel, aluminium's resistance to corrosion and staining, means it is a relatively low maintenance metal, which makes it an ideal material for many applications – seaside or coastal locations in particular.

 

To retain the character, allure and shimmer of aluminium it is recommended NOT to clean it with detergents, abrasives, or commercial cleaners.

To remove excess dust, cobwebs or other matter, use a soft dry brush (i.e. a dustpan brush) or cobweb broom ONLY.

 

Glass panels or lens may be cleaned using a mild detergent or glass cleaner such as ‘Windex’

 

Diecast, Sand Cast and Powder Coated Aluminium

Whilst this low maintenance metal is still robust enough to resist most weather conditions, it is NOT suitable for seaside or coastal locations.

 

To retain the character, texture, and finish it is recommended NOT to clean it with detergents, abrasives, or commercial cleaners.

 

To remove excess dust, cobwebs or other matter, use a soft dry brush (i.e. a dustpan brush) or cobweb broom ONLY.

 

To clean Sand Cast fittings, refrain from using fabric to clean the metal frame as the textured finish cloth may leave lint or fluff.

 

Glass panels or lens may be cleaned using a mild detergent or glass cleaner such as ‘Windex’.

 

Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate exterior lighting will maintain its finish as long as it is cared for correctly.

 

Cleaning polycarbonate exterior light fittings will greatly extend the life of the fitting. To remove excess dust, cobwebs or other matter, use a soft dry brush (i.e. a dustpan brush) or cobweb broom ONLY.

 

Glass panels or lens may be cleaned using a mild detergent such as dishwashing liquid, a soft cloth and warm water.

 

DO NOT use abrasive detergents, scrubbing tools or harsh chemicals

 

Note - Be careful when spraying insecticides, herbicides, fertilizers, or other chemicals that you may use around the garden as they may affect the fitting.

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