Stainless steel handrail fitting is not maintenance free but is maintenance friendly.
Outdoor stainless steel railings need to be cleaned periodically, especially in coastal areas or swimming pools.
Washing stainless steel railing fittings with a mild detergent will help with reducing tea staining.
Please note that handrail fittings with deep gap or narrow crevice designs require more regular maintenance.
In coastal location or swimming pools, stainless steel handrail fittings with highly polished surface are recommended. The smoother the surface finish, the better.
Satin finished handrail fittings should be far away from high salt environments. Rough surface finishes promote tea staining. Satin finished products require more regular maintenance.
Stainless steel handrail fittings surface roughness should be less than Ra0.5.