Maintaining surfaces

 

Here are a few tips for maintaining painted surfaces.

Here are a few tips for maintaining painted surfaces.

  • Before cleaning a painted surface, make sure the paint has properly hardened. You should generally wait 7 days for solvent-based paints, 14 to 30 days for water-based paints.
  • Remove typical stains using the cleaners recommended in the cleaning section.
  • If using concentrated cleaners to remove tough stains, delicately rub the surface, as some cleaners may soften the finish and permanently ruin it. Rinse the surface once the job is done.
  • Avoid abrasive powders that could scratch glossy finishes or give sheen to flat finishes.