Caring for Power-Coat Finishes

Power-Coat Finish

This type of finish is a high quality and durable finish.  Powder-coating is more resistant to damage to the finish as a result of impact, moisture, chemicals, ultraviolet light, and other extreme weather conditions. In turn, this reduces the risk of scratches, chipping, abrasions, corrosion, fading, and other wear issues.  

To keep your investment looking fresh and clean, follow these steps.

Things You Will Need:

  •  Lint-free rags
  • Liquid soap
  • Bucket
  • Sponge


  1. Prepare a bucket of soapy water by adding a few drops of mild liquid detergent to warm water. Dirt and salts build up on outdoor metal furniture over time causing it to look dusty and grimy, so you must clean away the soil without damaging the powder coating.
  2. Use lint-free rags to wash the surface of your porch swing. Dip the rag in soapy water and wring out excess. Gently wipe the entire surface, remembering to wash underneath and in all cracks and grooves.
  3. Rinse the furniture with cold water. A benefit of powder coating is its ability to resist rust caused by oxidation. Rinsing the furniture with cold water won't damage the finish. Allow the furniture to dry completely. For built-up residue on powder coated furniture, you may need to repeat the steps and use a soft sponge to gently scrub away dirt.

 Helpful Tip:

  • Clean outdoor powder-coated furniture in the shade to avoid fast-drying streaks and unwanted fading.

 Do Not:

  • Add additional chemicals or cleaning products to the soapy water.
  • Spray the powder coating with glass cleaner.
  • Use ammonia or bleach on powder-coated furniture.
  • Scrape or rub powder coating with an abrasive cloth (could damage or remove the coating from the surface).

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