Guide On How To Protect Your Stainless Steel Railing

The beauty of stainless steel railing is that you can use it for both residential and commercial applications. You can use the unit at home, shopping malls, airports, bus stops and office buildings. To maintain the railing looking great for long you need to protect it. Here are some of the ways in which you can protect it:

Protecting it from corrosion

When the railing material is new, it comes with chromium that forms a chromium-rich oxide film that protects the railing from corrosion. As time moves on, chromium gets weak thus the oxide layer is unable to protect the railing from corrosion. The damage is extensive if you have installed the unit in salty areas. To protect your railing from corrosion you should apply a protective layer. There are many products in the market that you can use to do this job. You only need to find the right one for your application.

If the area is already corroded you should first get rid of the corrosion by cleaning the railing after which you should apply the protective coating.

Protecting the railing from scratches

There is nothing that gives steel railing a bad look than scratches. Most of the scratches come about during cleaning. To protect the railing from scratches you should avoid using harsh materials to scrub the surface. To be on the safe side go for soft materials that don’t easily flake off. You should also avoid using scrubbing solutions that contain bleacher and grinding agents.

Protect the railing from stains

I’m sure you have come across cable railing or any other railing that is stained. The stained railing is usually unsightly, right? To protect your railing from developing stains you should remove the finger marks, coffee or dirt as soon as possible. Best item to use to remove the marks is a damp piece of cloth.

Water marks have been shown to cause stains when they aren’t properly removed or when you use dirty water and fail to dry it. To prevent stains resulting from water marks use distilled water to clean the railing surface. Also ensure that you thoroughly dry the surfaces after cleaning them.

Protecting the railing from losing its natural gloss

If you want your railing to retain its natural gloss for long you should use a polishing cleanser instead of soap and water when cleaning it. For a high shine use spray cleaners. In addition to the cleaners leaving a high shine, they also inhibit new marks from forming thus ruining the polish.


These are tips on how to protect your railing so that it can last for long. If you have to use commercial products such as sprayers to protect the railing ensure that they are of high quality. You can do this by buying them from a reputable store.