Façade is the exterior cladding material that uplifts the look of your building and gives it the makeover it deserves. With ACP cladding you need to keep few things in mind regarding the maintenance of the facades. The first step should be choosing the best quality ACP sheets with qualities like anti-scratch and self-cleaning. Here are a few tips regarding Façade cleaning.
The first and most simple step is to water rinse with moderate pressure to clean the dirt. Detergent and sponge can be used according to the requirement of the material you are cleaning. Generally, some of the best ACP Manufacturers of India make facades with self-cleaning property in that case you need less amount of time and effort to clean the façade.
Some points should be kept in mind while cleaning the façade with detergent and water. Mild detergent or 5-10% IPA solution should be used with a sponge or soft rag while cleaning the façade. The movement of the sponge should be first vertically and then horizontally. Rinse the façade with clean water after washing it with detergent. After the cleaning is done, just air dry or wipe the surface with a lint-free cloth.
Sometimes stubborn stains can affect your best quality ACP sheets. You should use mild solvents like IPA, ethanol, or N-hexane to remove obstinate stains from your façade. When alcohol is used for some sort of cleaning it should always be diluted with 50% of water. Whenever you are using the undiluted solution for façade cleaning, a pre-test should be done to avoid damage. Solvents and emulsion cleansers can soften the coating of your façade so it should be spot tested before use.
For façade, cleaning does not use strong organic solvents such as MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone), MIBK (Methyl Iso-butyl ketone), Triclene, and paint thinner. Strong alkali, strong acid, and abrasive cleaners shouldn’t be used as they might remove the paint or swell it.
Always avoid extra heat to clean the coated surface of the façade. The heat will accelerate the chemical reaction and it will result in the evaporation of water from the solution. For façade cleaning, both high temperature and low temperature aren’t suitable. It should ideally be done at a moderate temperature on the shaded side of the building.
Viva is one of the most trusted ACP Manufacturers of India which produces stainless, no scratch, Antibacterial, and also fire retardant ACPs. Viva facades are low maintenance, easy to install, and also cost-effective. The stainless and no scratch property saves your time from the cleaning duty.