How to Clean Glass Balustrades
Urban Glass Fencing – An Easier Way To Cleaner Glass Panels
We are often asked “what is the best way to keep a glass fence or glass balustrade clean”, and there are many answers. While it’s true that all panels need cleaning, there is a right way and a wrong way to extend their life span.
What you need to know is that glass panels are very different from other type of glass. You cannot simply think a good old glass cleaner will do the job. Although it might look good at the start, unfortunately a traditional glass cleaner leaves residue on the glass.
So what can you do to expand the life lengths of your pool fence and maintain the aesthetic qualities of your fence?
Well the easiest and cheapest advice it to clean it often, with warm water and use a soft microfiber cloth or sponge to get the simplest dirty away. It is recommended to clean the glass every 3 months however the more you do it, the better it will look.
If you haven’t done so for a while, use the same technique and but also apply a small amount of soap. In that way you will remove the dirt and refresh the contemporary look of your glass fence. Note that with soap, we mean normal dishwashing liquid and not glass cleaner.
After washing with hot soapy water use a normal hose to eliminate all chemicals and thereafter use a good quality squeegee to remove the remaining water. You can use this technique on your balustrade and frameless fencing.
Last but not least you least we would like to recommend Nanocoat Clear (5 Year Warranty) or Ezicleen (Lifetime Warranty). If you have not heard of Nanocoat, this is how they describe it:
“Nanocoat is an easy clean protective coating that creates an ultra-long lasting invisible shield on all glass, ceramic tiles, grout, stainless steel, and chrome surfaces, reducing cleaning time. Nanocoat protects against staining, build-up and etching caused by:
– Soap scum, body oils, lime scale, dirt, and grime
– Salt, and chlorine spray “
Maintenance of Glass with Nanocoat or EziClenn Coating on Glass Panels.
Once coated, never use scourers or chemicals on your glass pool fence. This will strip the coating from the glass and voids the warranty.
Step 1 – Regularly clean your fence once a month, especially in the splash zone where you find the most of the salt and water spots.
Step 2 – Using cold water with a thumb nail of dishwashing liquid, wet the panels with a sponge so they are completely wet and with a nylon body buff (pictured below) use small circular motions to move from top to bottom. You may feel more resistance when the buff moves over the spots. Continue this until you no longer feel resistance.
Step 3 – Hose down all panels and squeegee / microfiber cloth dry.
Note – If you haven’t maintained your cleaning program and find the glass extra spotty with salt and other calcification use a 50/50 water and distilled vinegar mix and follow the steps above. Concentrate on the spots you see, however it may take a little longer than a regular clean.