Correct and regular maintenance is key to get the most out of any product. Be it a new car that requires regular cleaning to maintain the paint finish and protect it from rust, or a new, painted joinery product, the principle is the same. It must be maintained in order for it to remain in great condition, and achieve its maximum lifespan.
At Richard James, we do everything possible during the manufacturing process to ensure that your product leaves the workshop with the best protection and in perfect condition for its life ahead.
Teknos testing suggests, that the microporous top coating can last up to 10 years depending on the environment, exposure to the elements and maintenance procedures. For example, if a front door was fitted inside of an open porch, sheltered from direct rain and sun, the lifespan of the paint would increase compared to a south west facing door without a porch, exposing it to direct rain and sunlight.
Despite what is suggested from tests and findings, we strongly recommend that all exterior products are cleaned and protected at least twice a year. There is a two part Teknos maintenance kit available to order through ourselves for £30.00. All of our customers are encouraged to use this kit.
The two part kit both cleans and protect the painted or stained finish. Part one consists of a cleaning solution formulated to remove deposits that collect on the paint over time such as dirt, dust, bird droppings, traffic pollution, and sap which all can lead to a slow breakdown of the paints protective surface.
Once the paint has been wiped down with the cleaning solution and any excess solution has been washed off with warm water, the protective coating can be applied throughout all areas of the painted surface, either by brush or cloth. The protective coating adds a thin layer of protection and applies a renewed level of sheen to areas which have become dull from exposure to the elements.