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How To Clean a Garage Door

April 21, 2015

Cleaning A Garage Door

Spring is in the air, the sun is shining and the weather overall is great. What does this all entail? It means it’s the perfect opportunity to give your garage a good clean. Your garage can get pretty dirty over time especially after the winter season, so there is no harm in giving it a clean before the summer months set in. We have some simple tips and advice on how to clean your garage door.

Cleaning a garage door is pretty straight forward and requires very little equipment. You can probably find the following list of items already around your home:

  • Hard Bristle Broom
  • Garden Hose
  • Large Bucket
  • Mild Washing Liquid
  • Clean Sponge
  • Clean Cloth

In the case that you don’t have a hard bristle broom, you can substitute for a hard bristle brush, although it will take a little more work than using a broom.


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To get started with washing a garage door, first make sure the door is closed.

  1. Brush the surface of the garage door with the broom. This will remove all the dirt and debris stuck on the door.
  2. Mix the washing liquid with water in the large bucket.
  3. Wash the door thoroughly with the sponge and soapy water.
  4. Rinse off all the soap residue from the garage door by spraying the surface with the hose.
  5. Dry the garage door simply by waiting for it to dry on its own. Once dry open it up.
  6. Wipe dust and debris from the door tracks using the cloth or the broom.

If you own a wooden garage door then it’s a good idea to clean the outside of the door by wiping it with a dry, soft cloth. After cleaning the door, it may also require repainting or staining. It’s advisable to inspect your garage door once a year to determine if it needs to be painted or stained.

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