Maintenance and cleaning of stainless steel

Beautiful to stay beautifull!

Prepare yourself: there is not much work!

Stainless steel is, due to its thin passive layer on the surface, of highly corrosion resistant and therefore does not need other organic or metal layers of protection to improve their resistance or appereance.

Despite these great qualities, some level of cleaning and maintenance of stainless steel railings is welcome to make these features stay bright.

To remove any dirty deposits and keep stainless steel look attractive, in principle it is sufficient to maintain it as well as other functional-decorative building materials, eg. glass.

1. Thorough cleaning

Immediately after mounting elements made of stainless steel, stainless steel railings, stainless steel plates should be cleaned of all dirt, plaster, dust, cement and possibly cause a thin protective film to prevent deposition of dirt and grease.

2. Maintenance


  • scrape with metal objects, steel wool, etc.
  • use agents containing:
  • hydrochloric acid
  • bleach
  • means for cleaning silver
  • abrasives (sand, etc....)

To the external stainless steel railings and elements, the rain makes a good part of maintenance. Soft cloth or sponge and diluted detergent are quiet sufficient. Agents for washing glass (without chloride) is perfect for the polished surface of stainless steel.

On very neglected and dirty surfaces can be used compressor (mini wash) with water temperature 60-80 °C or polish agents for chrome parts of the car.

For stubborn fat and oil stands we can use alcohol-based or diluent-based funds (eg. acetone). Therefore make sure that no dissolved dirt smears on the surface of stainless steel.

Stainless steel railings in the interior are mostly cleaned of fingerprints. It is generally sufficient a soft cloth and mild detergent for dishes or windows.

3. How often to clean?

At regular cleaning and maintenance of surface, stainless steel railings retain their attractive appereance. How often do you clean depends on where the fence or stainless steel element is and how much it is exposed to impurities.

Depending on how long the stainless steel railings are exposed to the rain, they should be cleaned at intervals from 6 to 10 months, but at larger loads every 3-6 months.

Railings made of polished stainless steel are generally more resistant to dirt and corrosion from the railings made of brushed stainless steel.