Keep Your Aluminum Railing in Top Condition
Maintenance-Free – Only Light Care & Cleaning Needed!
Innovative Aluminum Systems’ products are among the finest available on the market today. Precision welded to the highest standards, our products are powder coated to ensure a tough, maintenance-free finish. Light care and cleaning of your Innovative railing will keep it in top condition for decades.
Your railing should be cleaned at least every three months with a mild, non-abrasive soap and water, using a soft sponge. In areas where salts and pollutants are more prevalent (beach front or industrial areas) then the railings should be cleaned more frequently. Always rinse with fresh water to remove any residual soap.
Always remove any sap, tree seeds, bugs, etc. as soon as possible, as sun exposure and heat will make them more difficult to remove.
Avoid using a dry sponge or hard bristled brush, which may scratch the surface.
Never use products such as ‘Soft Scrub’ or ‘Vim’ for general cleaning. Please refer to the Scratches & Scuffs section of this page regarding possible uses for products of this type.
Use regular glass cleaner for glass.
Scratches & Scuffs
To remove minor scuff marks or scratches use ‘Soft Scrub’ or ‘Vim’ or equivalent mild or nonabrasive products. Note that these products are not to be used on metallic or textured powder coated finishes.
Even on non-metallic and textured finishes, always test cleaning products like these in an inconspicuous location before using them in a more visible area on your railing.
The only regular maintenance other than cleaning is inspecting the fasteners. Fasteners should be inspected at least once a year.
Over time fasteners may loosen and may need to be tightened down as necessary. A light coat of floor or car wax can be applied to the tops of any exposed fasteners every 3-6 months to help prevent oxidation (more often if you are located in high UV and salt spray climates).
Fastener surface rust is a normal part of the aging process. This does not affect the integrity and strength of the fastener.
Natural Aging Process
During the natural aging process of the powder coating you may notice a white ‘chalk’ or powder that forms on the surface. This is normal and can be cleaned and polished (Using ‘Vim’, ‘Soft Scrub’ or a cut-polish) to bring back the sheen.
Always test cleaning products like these in an inconspicuous location before using them in a more visible area on your railing.