How To Care For a Steel Staircase

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Installing a steel staircase in your home or office is an excellent way to have functional stairs that require little care other than an occasional quick cleaning.

Steel Construction

In most cases, steel staircases are constructed of stainless or galvanized steel. Galvanized steel is especially good for outdoor applications, where a staircase is located outside of a building to allow access to a second or third floor.

Metal steel staircases are commonly given a powder coating that not only protects the steel from rusting, but also keeps the finish on the steel looking clean. The powder coating is especially important on steel staircases because of the numerous joints where the stair treads and risers are welded to the frame and the railing.


With a powder coated staircase, cleaning is a simple process. Usually only a power wash is required to remove any accumulated dirt and debris that naturally occur over time. Since many of this particular type of staircases are installed outside of buildings, seasonal cleaning should be part of routine maintenance.


Steel staircases are usually given a powder coat that protects welded joints from rusting. Regular cleaning should be part of the regular maintenance when caring for a steel staircase.