Crimsafe Care Guide

Protect your investment

While Crimsafe’s Tensile-Tuff® stainless steel mesh is highly corrosion-resistant, all mesh can trap airborne impurities that can give a stained appearance over time. Staining of the mesh coating from salt, moisture, and other airborne impurities may result in reddish marks (dirt or other airborne particles) or ‘fluffy’ white marks (salt build-up).

Our 304 Grade stainless steel Crimsafe mesh has a lifespan of approximately 65 years. It is prepared using a high-grade pre-treatment, then coated with a high durability UV fade-resistant powder coating to further enhance and protect the finish product. As long as the pre-treatment remains intact, Crimsafe mesh will not rust.

Easy regular maintenance involves a wash down of frames and mesh with either our Crimsafe Wash and wax or regular car wash and wax, in warm water with a soft non-abrasive brush, followed by clean water wipe down. Do not use strong solvent-based or abrasives cleaners to avoid damage to the power-coated surface.

Failure to comply with the recommended care guide will void the Crimsafe product warranty. The table below explains how to care for your Crimsafe product and the frequency required, depending on your environment and location.

Use this table as a guide to how frequently you should clean your Crimsafe product.

EnvironmentDescriptionCleaning Interval
MildMore than 5 miles from beachfront or sheltered bayEvery 6 months
ModerateWithin ½ mile to 5 miles of beachfront or sheltered bay2 to 3 months
MarineWithin ¼ mile to ½ mile of beachfront or within 100 yards to ½ mile of sheltered bay2 to 4 weeks
Severe MarineWithin ¼ mile of beachfront or within 100 yards of sheltered bay1 to 2 weeks
1. Beachfront refers to breaking surf causing airborne moisture
2. Sheltered bay refers to calm salt waters not experiencing surf conditions, including rivers
3. Freshwater lakes are not considered high-risk areas
4. Some installations may require extra maintenance due to local environmental conditions