Hyperion Composite Cladding Maintenance and Cleaning Guide

Hyperion Composite Cladding Maintenance and Cleaning Guide

Hyperion Composite Cladding Maintenance and Cleaning Guide

Hyperion composite cladding is designed to be low maintenance, but occasional cleaning and care can help maintain its appearance. Please note that while Hyperion's uncapped composite cladding products, like the Pioneer range, are color-stable, some initial lightening may occur as the product naturally weathers over the first 8-10 weeks. Here's a comprehensive guide for cleaning, maintaining, and addressing issues with your Hyperion composite cladding.

Cleaning Composite Cladding:

  1. Regular Cleaning:

    • Mix soapy water with warm water in a bucket.
    • Use a soft-bristled brush to gently scrub the cladding.
    • Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
  2. Preventive Maintenance:

    • To prevent dirt, grime, and mildew buildup, maintaining a clean, dry surface is essential.
  3. Power Washing (Use with Caution):

    • You can use a power washer with a recommended maximum pressure of 1500 psi.
    • Always spray in the direction of the grain of the boards.
    • Use a fan tip nozzle, keeping a minimum distance of 6 inches from the surface.
    • Use an appropriate cleaning product.

Spot Stains:

  1. General Stains:

    • Use soap or a household de-greasing agent mixed with warm water.
    • Scrub and soak the affected area as soon as the stain occurs.
    • Rinse off with warm water.
  2. Stubborn Stains:

    • For more stubborn stains, use a composite-specific cleaner for more effective stain removal.
    • If the stain is very set, you may consider using coarse sandpaper (60-80 grit), but only on Pioneer range products.
    • Always sand in the direction of the grain of the product.
    • Exercise caution when sanding the flat wood-grained side of Pioneer decking boards, as this can affect the wood grain effect.
  3. Note: Cleaned or sanded areas may lighten, and it may take 8-10 weeks of sun exposure to match the remaining product, depending on the location and specific application.

Painting Composite Cladding:

  • Technically, you can paint or stain composite cladding, but it may void your warranty.
  • Composite cladding already has a colored pigment baked into the board and does not require painting.
  • The plastic content in composite cladding eliminates the need for additional protective coatings.
  • EnviroBuild does not guarantee or recommend any products applied to Hyperion cladding.
  • If you still wish to paint your cladding, wait until the product completes its weathering process and ensure a clean, dry surface before applying any paint or stain.
  • Always follow the manufacturer's application instructions.

Scrapes and Scratches:

  • Surface scratches and abrasions will fade with weathering.
  • To eliminate scrape and scratch marks, use a wire brush or coarse 60-80 grit sandpaper (only on Pioneer range products).
  • Brush or sand in the direction of the grain on the product until the mark is gone.
  • The treated area will weather back to match the surrounding product in approximately 8-10 weeks.

By following these maintenance and cleaning guidelines, you can ensure that your Hyperion composite cladding remains beautiful and in good condition for years to come. Remember to prioritize safety when using power washers and abrasive materials, and always refer to the manufacturer's recommendations for the best results.

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