When you invest in a brand new front door for your home, there’s no doubt that you’ll want it to look as good as new, for as long as possible. There are certain door types that will last much longer than others, all whilst maintaining its youthful appearance at the same time. A composite door offers exactly that, but there are things that you can do, to keep it looking like new for much longer.
In this guide, we’ve offered up a few top tips for how to cleaning your composite door in a way that will keep it looking brand new for as long as possible. With these quick and simple steps, your composite door investment will last you much longer and you’ll be happy with your front door for many years to come.
Don’t worry about stripping, sanding or repainting your composite door
Quality composite doors are made using glass reinforced plastic (GRP), which is paired with a strong and sturdy structure. The materials used to create composite doors do not require stripping, sanding or repainting, unlike other door materials. As such, composite door owners only have to clean the doors regularly, to keep them looking nice and new.
The best cleaning routine for your composite door
By regularly cleaning your composite door, it’s much more likely to look brand new for longer. All it takes is a few minutes out of your week so maintain your investment and have a presentable front door for many, many years.
Wash away build up with warm, soapy water
Begin by filling a bucket with warm soapy water and, using a soft cloth, wipe and wash away dust and any grime that has built up on your composite door. We’d recommend doing this on a fairly regular basis. The longer it’s left, there’s going to be more of a build up of dirt and grime that takes more effort to wipe away.
Clean the entire door and frame
Once you’ve wiped away the dirt and grime build up, rinse your cloth before using it again with the soapy water to wash the door and its frame. Clean the outside and the inside, before opening the door to clean the inner workings and to prevent a buildup of dirt and dust in amongst the mechanisms.
Wash the glass panels
Move on to cleaning the glass panels, by draining the water from your bucket and thoroughly rinsing the cloth. Refill the bucket with warm soapy water and wipe the glass panels down using the soft, clean cloth. From there, use a microfibre cloth to dry the glass and to give it a final clean. Finally, use a glass cleaning spray with the microfibre cloth to create a sparkling finish.
Wipe the accessories and features clean
Pay attention to the finishing touches on your composite door, including the letter box, door handle, door numbers and knocker, for example. All it takes is a quick wipe over with a soft cloth and with soft fresh clean water.
Give your composite door a final wipe over
Give your door a final wipe over using a soft dry cloth. This will help to remove any water still present on the door, which could leave annoying marks if left to dry on its own.
Cleaning your composite door couldn’t be any easier and it take very little time, effort and resources to carry out. By keeping up with regular cleaning and maintenance of your composite door, you should be able to enjoy its attractive appearance for the foreseeable future.