Essential care and cleaning instructions
High-quality VEKA profiles are especially durable and have a smooth, weather-resistant surface. The following care and cleaning instructions must be observed in order to ensure that windows, doors and roller shutters retain their attractive appearance for decades.
What should I use for cleaning?
A soft cloth, lukewarm water and pH-neutral soap – preferably without any fragrances or colourants – are ideal for cleaning the profiles. Even so, cleaning the profiles with clean water on a regular basis is almost always sufficient.
In the event of stubborn soiling, you can use a cleaning agent that has been specially approved for PVC profiles, such as the cleaning agent contained in the VEKA maintenance kit.
Under no circumstances should abrasive cleaning agents or rough sponges, cloths or brushes be used.
Under no circumstances should solvents or thinners be used. These may partially dissolve the PVC, making the surface vulnerable to damage.
Do not use a steam cleaner, as the hot steam can soften the PVC.
How should I clean?
The windows should be cleaned any time that soiling is visible on the profile. Otherwise, the soiling may combine with rainwater to leave a lasting mark.
Many cleaning agents will not cause any problems if contact is brief, but could damage the profile if they remain on the profile for any length of time. As a result, it is very important that you rinse well with clean water in order to ensure that all cleaning agent residues are removed.
Make sure that you use a suitable cleaning agent and a soft cloth right from the start. Damage resulting from incorrect cleaning is not usually visible for quite some time – as a result, conducting a quick test of a cleaning agent in an inconspicuous location is not sufficient for determining if a cleaning agent can be used safely.