4 Cleaning Mistakes You Should Avoid
When Trying To Make Your Door Look
Avoid What Other Professionals Might Say To You
Deep cleaning your doors can be an overwhelming task for already busy homeowners. It takes time, effort, and the right tools to get the job done correctly. But did you know that there are wrong ways to clean your door, too?
Even if you’re following advice given by the experts, it’s possible that you could be making some common mistakes.
In this article, we’re going to discuss five cleaning mistakes you should avoid when trying to make your door look like new. We’ll also include the right way of cleaning your door, so that you can make sure your entryway looks its best.
Mistake 1: Using Harsh Detergents And Cleaners
Using detergents and cleaners to clean your door can cause harm to the material. Not only can these products strip away any protective sealant, but they can also lead to discolouration, fading or even warping of the material. Furthermore, using too much of these products can leave a sticky residue on the door, leading to further dirt buildup in the future.
For best results, try using a soft cloth and warm water to remove any buildup and dust. We’ve found diluted simple green and a good soft cloth has worked on the most stubborn of stains. It’s important not to use steel wool or wire brushes as this could cause damage to your door’s material as well as wear down its finish over time.
Mistake 2: Using a Dirty Cloth Or Sponge To Clean The Door
Using a dirty cloth or sponge to clean your door can have the opposite effect of what you intend. It will likely leave the door looking dirtier than before and also lead to scratches and other damages due to dirt and grit particles in the cloth.
Furthermore, using a dirty cloth or sponge means that any bacteria lurking on it might be transferred onto your door’s surface as well.
For best results, use a soft clean terry cloth or sponge when cleaning your door. When you’re finished, make sure to rinse the cloth or sponge with hot water and dry it thoroughly so that any leftover bacterial residues can be eliminated.
Mistake 3: Cleaning Hard Stains With Alcohol
Using alcohol to clean hard stains on your door can have a damaging effect. While it may initially seem like a good idea, it can strip away the protective coating of the door as well as any paint or finish that may be present.
Mistake 4: Applying Too Much Pressure While Cleaning
Applying too much pressure while cleaning your door can cause scratches and other damage to the surface.
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