Expert and regular cleaning not only maintains the aesthetic and representative finish of stove-lacquered surface but also maintains their quality through the removal of dirt and aggressive deposits.
Cleaning intervals depend on local environmental conditions and the resulting amount of soiling. Surface should be cleaned either manually or with a suitable cleaning device from top to bottom.
Firstly, try water rinse using soft sponge with modest pressure to remove the stain. If the stain remains after dry, then use neutral detergents or household cleaners diluted with water. Typical cleaning procedures are as follows.
a. Dilute a detergent or a cleaner to 1-5% with water.
b. Apply the solution and spread on ALUBANG panels surface with soft rags or sponges. Wait for 1 minute, then the foam will blacken.
c. Dry the solution with a squeegee and wipe the remaining solution with wet cloth containing clean water.
According to our test, dilute Magiclean is suitable for all finishes of ALUBANG panels. Magiclean is a household detergent with pH8 from Kao Corp. If you use other detergent, pre-test it in a small area.
According to our test, alkali cleaners such as Sharpshooter and Windex are applicable to strong stain, however metallic colors of ALUBANG panels requires good rinsing with water afterward. It is because in metallic colors, non-rinsing may cause a color change due to remaining alkali. In solid colors, stone and timber finishes, rinsing with water is unnecessary especially.
Note: An increased expenditure of cleaning may be necessary in case of very dirty/soiled area or area which was not cleaned for a long period. In the case, the time of reaction/agitation or stronger mix/dosage of the cleaning agent may be necessary. An increased of force during the cleaning process is not recommend because of a high risk of damages (e.g. changed of degree of brightness/gloss)
Please do not use any powerful alkaline cleaning agents such as potassium hydroxide, sodium carbonate or caustic soda, or any powerful acidic products or heavily abrasive scouring agents or lacquer-dissolving cleaning agents.
Note: Sharpshooter is a versatile cleaner from 3M (alkali, pH12), and Windex is a glass cleaner from Johnson (alkali, pH11). As these are alkali solutions, prevent eye and skin contact. Follow manufacturer’s safety instructions.
If you use other strong cleaners or stain removers, pre-test in a small area. Generally, strong acid and alkali may cause a gloss change, color change, or swelling of coating film. Do not use cleaners containing abrasives. Do not use strong solvents and paint thinners.