Door Cleaning and Care

Entry Door Cleaning and Care – Tips from the Pros!

What follows are a list of suggestions to help you keep your WinDura entry door system looking as beautiful as it did when it was first installed.

Finishes:

  • Wash with mild soap and water, rinse with water and wipe dry.
  • Keep weatherstripping clean of dirt and grit for proper seal. Wash with mild soap and water, rinse with clear water and wipe dry. Apply a light coat of wax (Lemon Pledge®) and wipe off excess.
  • For scuff marks on painted finishes, use mild liquid cleanser (such as Soft Scrub®), rinse with clear water and wipe dry.
  • If finish is accidentally scratched or chipped, clean as recommended above and use touch-up paint supplied or a standard wood finish repair crayon.
  • To protect finish, spray and wipe with a protective solution such as Armor All®.
  • For stained finishes, periodic painting with a non-yellowing clear coat of paint is recommended for doors exposed to severe weather conditions.

Hardware:

Much like sterling silver, even the finest brass will react naturally to the elements surrounding it. To maintain, polish with a nonabrasive automotive or furniture wax. By keeping your hardware cleaned and maintained, you will be rewarded with a long-lasting finish.

  • Tighten screws on lockset hinges when necessary.
  • Lightly oil hinges as needed. Wipe off excess.

Caution:

DO NOT USE paint thinners, lacquer thinner, gasoline, kerosene or any other harsh chemical to clean surfaces of door hardware.