Maintenance – TECO Insiders Report


It’s Allen again. In the previous three posts, we talked about the quality of vitreous enamel panels. In this post, I would like to tell you about how to maintain your VE panels and how to always keep them in good condition after you complete the project.

VE panels are one of the most durable wall cladding materials. With appropriate maintenance, they can remain in a brand new condition for a lifetime even though they are installed in harsh environments.

I saw many users who seldom maintained their VE panels or they just used the wrong ways to maintain them. This could hardly keep the beauty of the panel’s finish and could also work to deteriorate the panel’s quality. Therefore, I hope this post will be helpful to all users and make all the VE panels around us always retain their beauty and quality.

Here are a few things I think you should know when you are using VE panels.

Regular inspection and cleaning

Inspect your VE panels visually and clean them twice a year by using sponges or cloth with water. It can keep VE panels in a good appearance all the time, as well as extend their durability.

How to remove stains

If the VE panels are stained with oil or grease, it can be easily removed by a scrubber pad with a neutral detergent.

How to remove graffiti/spray

If VE panels are contaminated by graffiti or spray, it can be easily removed by sponges or cloth with mineral spirits.

Let’s take a look at the below photos for your reference.

The harmful detergent

Hydrofluoric Acid (HF) will cause irreversible damage to a panel’s finish. Hence, please do not use this solution to clean VE panels.

Remedy for enamel chipping

Immediate action using touch up paint to renovate enamel chipping defects caused by crash is necessary. The touch up paint can prevent the steel of the chipped area from being exposed to air and ensure no rusting will happen from there on out. Below is the Tutorial Video for you to learn how to touch up:

Please feel free to contact us if you have any request for the touch up paint. We will send touch up paint to you after we match the color you need.

If you have enjoyed this tutorial as much as I have enjoyed making it for you, and if you want to learn some more information and want to sign up for a free consultation, I can set aside some time for you!  Click the link below to apply for your free consultation now.


If we think you are a good fit, we will be directly in touch with you. We look forward to hearing from you. Talk soon.


Click the links below for more posts of this Insiders Report series.

PART 1 – Panel Flatness     PART 2 – Color Consistency     PART 3 – Finished Appearance

About the Author

Allen Huang Managing Director at TECO, the Leading Manufacturer of Vitreous Enamel Panels for Wall Cladding.

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