How to clean external doors, or how to take care of their proper care?

External doors protect our privacy, provide security and play an important role in the aesthetics of our home. That is why it is worth spending some time and attention on caring for them so that they will serve us for many years. Here are some cleaning and maintenance tips to keep your exterior doors in good condition.

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Regular cleaning

Regular cleaning of exterior doors is essential to keep them clean and free from the accumulation of dirt, dust and other contaminants. With such cleaning, it is important not to use too strong agents that can cause damage in the form of discoloration. Regular door cleaning with gentle detergents is the key to their longevity.

Thorough stain removal

If there are stains on the door, such as greasy fingerprints, rain marks or dirt caused by dust and dust, they can be easily removed. To do this, use a mild detergent such as soap or a specialized cleaner designed for the type of door. Wash them gently with a soft cloth or sponge, then rinse with water and finally dry thoroughly. Mechanical cleaning methods should be absolutely avoided – they can damage the seals.

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Coating maintenance

Depending on the type of external door, they can be covered with various protective coatings. Most often it is paint, varnish, impregnation or laminated coating. Maintenance of these coatings is important to protect the door from damage and discoloration. Chips, scratches or peeling paint should be repaired as soon as possible to prevent further damage. In such cases, it is worth contacting the manufacturer or a door maintenance specialist to obtain the appropriate repair or refinishing agents.

Lubrication of hinges and locks

Regularly lubricating your exterior door hinges and locks will help keep them functional and easy to use. You can use special grease or oil to lubricate the moving parts of the door. However, remember to spread the lubricant evenly. Lubrication of hinges and locks should be carried out regularly, every few months or depending on the recommendations of the door manufacturer.

Taking care of your external door through regular cleaning, maintenance of coatings, lubrication of hinges and locks will keep them in good condition for many years. Each type of door may require a different method of cleaning and maintenance. Therefore, it is always worth reading the manufacturer’s instructions or consulting a professional.

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