Door Cleaning Tips
Show Exterior and Interior Doors Some Love With these Simple Cleaning Tips.
Doors can be the most neglected part of our cleaning routine and may seem daunting to tackle. But with these simple instructions and ideas, you’ll be able to easily take care of all the doors in (and out of) your house.
Before You Start
- Remember to take breaks when completing a large, rigorous cleaning task.
- Wood doors may need a different Cleaning solution than indoor, painted or glass doors.
Dust doors first: Before applying any type of cleaning solution, remove the surface dust. Jumping straight to wiping down a door will just spread the loose dirt and dust around, creating a bigger mess.
Paper towels work best: Use paper towels when it comes to wiping down door surfaces. Sponges and regular towels can hold tons of bacteria. Using a heavy-duty paper towel ensures that bacteria doesn’t transfer dirt and debris from one door to the next.
Tackle the front door first because it’s probably the dirtiest. Start by dusting the door and getting rid of as much loose dust as possible. Use a mixture of gentle dish soap and water to scrub down the door, and then dry with a paper towel.
Tip: Take note of the door’s paint/stain finish. If it’s a wood door with staining, use a furniture wax or polish to wipe down and give the door a beautiful, clean glow. If you have a painted front door, make sure to use a diluted cleaning product that won’t strip off the colour.
Dust and remove loose dirt and then get rid of any scuff marks caused by kids or animals. Next, use a diluted water and dish soap mixture to remove remaining dirt. Dry with paper towels.
Tip : Test a small area of the door first to ensure the finish won’t react with cleaning products.