Finished Metal Restoration

Restorative Aluminum Wall Cleaning

Highly durable aluminum curtain walls are frequently installed with a fluoropolymer painted coating. Combined, these materials make for a long-lasting exterior that can withstand a lot of neglect. However, factory-applied fluoropolymer coatings, like all coatings exposed to pollutants and airborne contaminants, are not entirely maintenance-free. Over time, ultraviolet radiation, moisture, temperature, and exposure to wind-driven materials — such as sand, salt, dirt, and hail — take their toll. The paint gradually degrades, and you see chalking, film staining, erosion, discoloration, and loss of gloss.

Specialized Preservation & Maintenance for Painted Aluminum

Because paint coatings are soft compared to other aluminum finishes such as anodized finishes and porcelain enamels, manufacturers recommend that painted surfaces be cleaned on a periodic basis. Universal Building Services, Inc. employs specialized cleaning methods that remove tenacious soils and pollutants without damage in Washington, DC, and the surrounding area. UBS #100 specifications have been developed to address the specific requirements for removal of heavy tenacious soils, stubborn stains, and discoloration.