Aftercare and Maintenance
Looking after your products
General aftercare can help extend the lifespan of your timber windows and doors.
We recommend you carry out an inspection of your joinery product each spring.
Wipe over ironmongery such as hinges, handles and letter plates with a lightly oiled cloth to remove harmful deposits and maintain its original condition. (Follow more specific maintenance instruction according to the product finish.)
Ensure locking cylinders are free of debris, it is recommended to use a graphite lubricant of PTFE spray. Do not use oil-based products as these can attract dust and cause clogging.
Dust and grime should be removed from weather seals and ventilators.
Ensure gutters and downpipes are kept clear and leak free.
Wipe down your finished joinery product with a damp cloth on a regular basis to remove dirt and insects. It can be wiped down at the same time as cleaning the glass.
Inspect the joinery and spot repair any minor areas of coating damage, cracks and open joints.
All surfaces should be lightly abraded with a fine grade sanding pad, wash down with a mild detergent solution (2 parts water to 1 part detergent) and rinsed with clean water to remove any contaminants. Allow to dry fully. Using a good quality synthetic brush apply one or two coats of paint. Leave four hours drying time between each coat.
If you require any advice on repairs or maintenance please feel free to call our team on 01423 868870.
Use building wipes (i.e. Wonder Wipes)
Use abrasive cloths
Use stiff brushes
Use baby wipes
Use microfibre cloths
Use soft dust brushes or paint brushes