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When used properly, stainless steel enjoys a strong and enduring reputation for visual appeal and structural integrity in a wide range of applications and environments.
But, like all materials, stainless steel may become stained or discoloured over time, impairing the overall look. This brown discolouration – tea staining – has been identified in coastal applications in Australia and overseas.
This article provides information on tea staining and what fabricators, specifiers and end users should do to help avoid it and enjoy the long life and clean appearance of stainless steel.