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How to Clean a Painted Wood Door

Posted on Nov 2, 2011 by in Cleaning Advice | 0 comments

The door is one of the first things other people see in your house. Its look talks much about its owners. That’s why it needs special attention and cleaning regularly.

A painted wood door may get dirty very fast with fingerprints around the knobs. Dust can be accumulated often in the corners of the door. Pets also can provide a lot of dirt on the door with their rubbing and splashing on it. Sometimes a painted door may look so dirty that people would think it needs to be repainted.

But advice coming from the professional cleaners in London says that with a good cleaning a painted door may seem so good as a new one or a repainted. So, if you want to clean your painted door, you need to take the next steps:

  1. In a bucket filled with hot water, put some dish soap;
  2. Wash the door with this mixture, using a soft cleaning cloth;
  3. You can use a screwdriver to loosen the door’s knob if you want to clean under and behind it and after cleaning, tighten it;
  4. For the recessed panels, use a cleaning cloth to saturate the area and to clean the dust there;
  5. For the corners of your painted door, use an old soft toothbrush and gently scrub them paying attention to not scratch the paint.

Cleaners SW12 also recommend to the owners of painted wood doors to clean their doors every week to prevent accumulation of dust on the doors’ surfaces.

Never use chemical cleaners because they can damage the painted surface and don’t use hot water when cleaning the door because the paint can start melting.

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