How to clean a pre-finished steel garage door?


Summer has our garage doors looking a little gunky full of tree sap and dust. It’s tempting to rush out and grab the pressure washer to hose it off but don’t, this could harm the surface of the garage door. Here are a few tips on how to clean your door properly:

​DO’s
– Clean the door with a mild detergent solution consisting of one cup detergent (with less than 0.5% phosphate) dissolved into five gallons of warm water will aid in the removal of most dirt
– Clean behind weather-strips on both sides ​and top of the door
– Use your bare hands to feel and dislodge any caked on particles
– Use a soft, grit-free cloth, sponge or chamois to wipe the surface
​- Dry with a clean damp chamois

DON’Ts
– DO NOT USE A PRESSURE WASHER ON YOUR DOOR!
– DO NOT Use detergents containing greater than 0.5% phosphate
– NEVER mix cleansers or detergents with bleach
– DO NOT use hard or rough cloths that will scratch the acrylic glazing
– DO NOT use any window cleaning fluids, scouring compounds, gritty cloths or solvent-based cleaners of any kind​

Enjoy your new door by Warner Garage Door.

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