Balustrading can deteriorate and sustain damage over time as a result of temperature fluctuations, harsh environmental conditions, and exposure to external elements. Regardless of the materials used to manufacture it, your balustrading need to be cared for to maintain its condition and maximise its lifespan. This blog post offers useful tips and suggestions about how to clean and maintain the glass, stainless steel or timber balustrading installed in your property.
Glass balustrading is sleek and elegant, making it one of the most popular choices for residential and commercial properties alike. Naturally, glass shows marks and smudges very easily, so it’s vital to clean it regularly to maintain a crystal-clear appearance. Hand cleaning to remove dust on glass surfaces is highly recommended, after which you can use warm soapy water to eliminate more stubborn grime. After you let the glass dry, you can polish it using vinegar and water.
Stainless steel balustrading is known for its strength and durability. It’s also extremely simple to care for, requiring little more than a soft sponge or microfiber cloth soaked in lukewarm water and mild detergent. It’s recommended that you wipe in the direction of the grain, use tea stain remover for any staining, avoid using oil-based commercial cleaners, and rinse off with cold water for the best results. Your steel balustrading should look as good as new once you’re finished.
Timber balustrading provides more warmth and character to a property, but it can also require more maintenance to ensure its condition and longevity remains intact. This involves cleaning, repainting, oiling and straining on a regular basis. Painted balustrading can be cleaned using soft cloths and mild soap water. Meanwhile, polished balustrading can be cleaned using bees wax or natural oil based polishes.
If you want to learn more about how to best clean and maintain your balustrading, the team at Aussie Balustrading & Stairs can provide the assistance you need. Contact us today by calling 0431 827 160 or sending an enquiry online. We’ll respond in next to no time with answers to your questions.