Cleaning Your Garage Door Without Damaging The Materials

Garage Doors bear the brunt of all weather conditions, and are always forgotten and abused by users. If you haven’t cleaned your garage door in a while, maybe it’s time to do so now. Here are 4 easy steps to get optimal results when washing the door:

  • Wash the door surfaces and windows of your garage with a mild liquid soap (such as a car-washing soap) and water. Wash both the interior and exterior using a sponge, cloth and/or soft brush.
  • Do not use harsh or detergents. This can damage the painted surface of the door or the seals.
  • Rinse thoroughly with a water hose, but do not use a pressure washer. This, too, can damage the surface. Many people have used pressure washers and taken the paint off their door
  • If you are cleaning something more stubborn than dirt or road salt, such as oil stains, you can spot-clean the area with a diluted bleach and water solution. Be sure to never mix bleach with other cleanser because the mixture will cause harmful fumes. Immediately after spot cleaning, rinse all surfaces thoroughly.