How to maintain powdercoated material

Powder coating is a coating technique that we often use for our products that contain metal, such as steel or aluminum. It creates a strong and durable coating that is pleasing to look at. 

On this page you will find all information on how to maintain your powder coated products to make sure they last for a long time. We will also give you tips on how to take care of any stains or scratches. 
What is powder coating? 

Powder coating is an electrostatic process in which powder is applied to metal with a spray gun. The product is then placed into an oven to create the even layer: During curing in the oven, the heat will first turn the powder particles into liquid, after which they harden into an aesthetically pleasing and durable coating. The coating will help protect the material from weather influences and helps give the product a long lifespan.  

In this process, any different colored coating can be achieved, which is something that is clear when looking at our powder coated products. 
Daily maintenance of powder coated material 

Powder coated steel or aluminum does not require much maintenance. When used outside, it is important to regularly clean your product and remove possible dirt from nature. 

Cleaning the product 
To clean powder coated material, use a soft cloth or non-abrasive brush. Use lukewarm water or a mild soap solution to clean the surface. Never use harsh detergents. After cleaning, rinse your product with clean water and wipe dry.  Always make sure to remove possible bird droppings as soon as possible, as this can permanently damage the material. 

Preventing scratches 
It is inevitable that the surface will show small scratches over time, even with normal use. You can however avoid bigger scratches by being careful with items with rough or uneven edges. Do not slide these over the surface as this will cause damage. Use a coaster underneath instead. 
Can you repair damage to the coating? 

It is not possible to touch up a small area of damage on powder coated material, as you will always see the repair line. Small scratches are inevitable over time, but you can take measures to prevent damages. Always use a coaster underneath hard objects and do not slide items over the furniture.  
Aluminum and steel products 

Powder coated steel 
Most of our powder coated products are made from steel. The products below all are made from steel or have powder coated steel elements:   

Powder coated aluminum 
Some of our products are made from aluminum. The products below all are made from aluminum or have powder coated aluminum elements.    

Some of our powder coated products

The Bended Lounger garden chair is part of the cozy Bended Series. The garden chair forms a sturdy design thanks to the plates, which are bent in 45 degrees. In addition, both sides are reinforced with steel. Because the Bended Lounger is made of light aluminum, it is easily movable. The garden chair adapts flexibly to any surface and does not wobble. The chair can be used indoors and outdoors and comes with a Bended Cushion of 55x55 cm.  Place the chair in a sunny spot or close to the outdoor oven and prolong being outdoors. Use the Bended Lounger in combination with our Bended Stool or other products from the Bended Series, to create a cozy seating area in your garden or on the balcony. Take a moment for yourself in your seating area with a good book and a cup of tea or enjoy a cozy evening of drinks with friends or family.   The Bended Series products, designed by Jaïr Straschnow, are made of 3mm aluminum, which is 100% recyclable. Because the Bended products feature a powder-coated finish, they require little maintenance. You easily clean the products with a soft cloth and water. Everything in the Bended Series can be used indoors and outdoors and is available in light green, gray-blue and agate gray. Important: Due to the transition to a new cushion, the pillow will be delivered in week 23. The Bended Lounger can be delivered within the provided shipping period.

The multifunctional and rechargeable Guidelight, designed by Floris Schoonderbeek, provides more than just light. It is a romantic mood light, adventurous flashlight and focus spotlight all in one. Take the Guidelight to the campsite, for example. Turn on the Guidelight, grab a handful of nuts and pour a glass of wine: your evening outside can go on for a while. The light source of the Guidelight can easily be infinitely dimmed. A fully charged Guidelight equals 15 hours of use. Combine the durable designer lamp with our Hook Set to hang the Guidelight on the wall, ceiling or on a tree branch. The Guidelight has an LED bulb with a lifespan of approximately 50,000 hours. The battery is charged via a micro USB port (cable included). The lamp is also suitable for outdoor use and is splash-proof. Where will you take the Guidelight with you?
A lightweight outdoor table with smart aluminum design, that's the Bended Table! The Bended Table is part of the Bended Series and fits any garden. The aluminum plates are bent at 45 degrees, creating a strong and flexible construction that allows the table to adapt to any surface. This ensures that the table never wobbles and is easy to move. The table is available in three lengths; 90cm, 180cm or 270cm. With the 270cm, the construction is reinforced with steel. The tables are 90cm wide, 75cm high and the seat height is 68cm. Create a cozy dining area in your garden or balcony with the Bended Table and enjoy it daily. Start your day with a cup of coffee in the morning sun, enjoy a break time with your kids and dress up the table cozily for dinner with friends or family. Complete your set with our other Bended Series products.Designed by Jaïr Straschnow, the Bended Series products are made of 3mm aluminum, which is 100% recyclable. Because the Bended products feature a powder-coated finish, they require little maintenance. You easily clean the products with a soft cloth and water. Everything in the Bended Series can be used indoors and outdoors and is available in light green, gray-blue or agate-gray.