Stan Bond offers EnduroShield coating on all Shower Screen products to help reduce cleaning time. EnduroShield is an Easy Clean coating applied to the inside surface of shower screen glass and acts as a shield. The coating bonds to the glass and helps protect it against dirt, grime and soap scum, from staining, etching or discolouring the surface. EnduroShield repels both water (hydrophobic) and oil (oleophobic) leaving an easy to clean surface that is very similar to a non-stick fry pan. The coating is also completely invisible and does not change the look or finish of the surface.
This means you clean less often with less effort, and the surface won’t deteriorate over its life as untreated surfaces do. EnduroShield has been proven to reduce cleaning time by up to 90%!
You also don’t have to purchase a specific aftercare product to extend the life of EnduroShield. Saving you time and money and keeping your surface looking as good as the day it was treated.
MAINTAINING THE COATED SURFACE
GLASS SHOWER SCREENS
To keep your glass shower door looking new, the glass needs to be cleaned each week using a damp microfiber cloth and a mild detergent (such as washing up liquid) to remove any soap scum, dirt or grime from the glass.
Wiping the glass down with a squeegee helps to keep the glass free of spots between cleans. Good brands include Ettore and Pulex
WHAT TO AVOID
Be careful not to use any rough, gritty, highly acidic, alkaline or abrasive cleaners such as Comet (powder), Ajax or cerium oxide as they may damage the protective coating. Cleaners like this damage or polish back the actual substrate of the surface.
ACCEPTABLE CLEANING PRODUCTS
From time to time people want to know examples of cleaners that they can use on their treated surface, over the suggested maintenance. EnduroShield is very robust. In fact, there is no solvent that can remove the coating but as listed above there are some product types that should be avoided. Accelerated testing undertaken to simulate 10 years of cleaning was undertaken using 5 of the top-selling cleaning brands in the US, showing no detriment to the coating.
- Lysol 4in1 Bathroom Cleaner
- Fantastik Orange Action
- Green Works Natural Glass & Surface Cleaner (by Clorox)
- Clean Shower Daily Shower Cleaner (Arm & Hammer)
Although these cleaners can be used, EnduroShield is designed to be an ‘Easy Clean coating’ that requires only mild soaps that do not contain harsh or toxic chemicals to maintain the surface effectively. It should be noted that with any cleaner used on the EnduroShield surface a thorough rinse with clean water should follow immediately.
South Australia has quite ‘Hard’ water with a higher concentrate of mineral deposits than other states. A lime and calcium build up may occur on the protective coating and may not be easily removed with a mild detergent. A solution of white vinegar and water (1 part vinegar to 5 parts water) should be sprayed onto the glass and allowed to soak for several minutes. This will dissolve any mineral deposits that have built up on the glass surface. A damp microfiber cloth should then be used to wipe over the glass.
TIP FOR EXTREME HARD WATER CONDITIONS
Around the world, there are some unique locations which have extremely harsh conditions. In these harshest of water environments, EnduroShield is a great choice. Simply put if you didn’t have the EnduroShield protection, your glass may have to be restored to bring back the clarity or even replaced. In some cases, this staining can occur in under 1 year. New Orleans, Louisiana and Perth, Western Australia are examples of cities with very high mineral concentrations.
Being so robust, the EnduroShield coating is a great option in these conditions. EnduroShield allows you to have great looking glass, but it takes a little more work due to these specific environmental conditions. In such environments minerals are so prevalent in the water that they can still create a build up on the EnduroShield coating, (it is not damaging the glass but can build up over time) and become difficult to remove. We recommended using the vinegar/water solution (listed above) every week or so as a cleaning option to reduce this build up on the surface, rather than allowing the build-up to continue over a long period of time.
UPDATE: Stan Bond no longer manufactures shower screens. If you are after a shower screen, please contact Unique Shower Screens on (08) 8340 3611 and let them know you are a customer of Stan Bond so that our special negotiated prices can apply to you.