How to clean double entry doors
The front door is often the first impression people get of your home. To help maintain that impression, clean your front door. If you have to clean double entry doors, the task at hand is twice as important.
Several door manufacturers make your job easier by using a finish that is easily cleaned and doesn't hold stains. Also, be sure to have a few things ready, namely:
- Some rags
- Old toothbrush
- Small vacuum with attachment
- Multi-purpose cleaner
- Wood cleaner for wooden doors
- Glass cleaner for windows
- Small broom and dustpan
You may or may not need all of these, depending on your door.
Cleaning Your Double Entry Doors
Open your doors first and use a rag with cleaner on the top edges and then down the sides. With the double entry doors still open, clean the doorframe itself. With double entry doors, you can expect to find the side you use the most to be dirtier but the other side to have collected more dust. An easy solution for both sides is to use the broom and then the vacuum. If it's still dirty, use a rag with a multi-purpose cleaner.
If you have any scuff marks that won't come out, use a toothbrush.
Once that's done, move to the most visible parts- the front and back of the doors. Use a clean rag and the multi-purpose cleaner for fiberglass, paint, metal, etc. You can use it for any fixtures, as well. For wooden doors, use a wood cleaner.
If you have any windows, clean those next. This should be after the major cleaning because wood cleaner makes glass look frosty.