How to Clean Your Aluminium Doors

When it comes to cleaning your aluminium doors, it’s important to consider the best way of doing it, as well as how often to clean them.

Even though it might not seem like these things are important, there are a few techniques to consider that can prevent you from damaging your windows, as well as your aluminium frames.

If you’re looking for tips, this blog will guide you through some techniques and methods to help you clean your aluminium sliding doors.


How Often Should I Clean My Doors?

How often you clean your doors is ultimately a matter of preference, and can often depend on the weather, as well as the time of year. As a general rule of thumb, however, it is thought that cleaning the glass once a month and cleaning the frames every two is a good place to start.

This will help you ensure that they both remain dirt free and look as good as they can, regardless of the weather or time of year.


How to Clean the Glass

When cleaning the glass on both the inside and the outside, it is advisable to use glass spray or multipurpose cleaner.

Wiping the glass from left to right then top to bottom is the best way of avoiding excessive streaking. Once done, you can simply remove what streaks there are with a cloth, t-shirt, or a squeegee. Other ways to avoid streaking can be found in using newspaper, as well as using a homemade cleaning solution, such as a mixture of vinegar and lemon.


Cleaning the Frames

Generally, aluminium sliding doors have frames that are coated, and therefore require less attention than other types of frames, as they are designed to prevent excessive maintenance, particularly around stains and scratches.

The important thing to remember about this is that you need to clean your frames in a way that ensures you don’t damage the coating. With regards to how often to clean them, it is generally advisable to regularly wipe your frames down with a non-abrasive cloth, avoiding using bleach or any other strong chemicals. Doing so can prevent stains or excessive marks that are difficult to remove due to developing over time.

When wiping the inside of the frames, using paraffin-based solutions and non-abrasive creams will be more suitable, drying them afterwards with a soft, dry cloth. When cleaning aluminium doors from the outside, the first thing you should do is spray the windows with a hosepipe to remove loose dirt.

Following this, scrub the frames with the same solution you used for the inside, then remove what the hosepipe couldn’t by wiping them with a cloth.

The last thing you need to do is make sure they are dry, as any excess solution and dirty water can drip down onto the windows. You can even hose them down once more to be sure.


More Tips…

Despite these being the best ways of ensuring you clean your home aluminium sliding doors, there are many other tips out there, such as using an ink rubber to remove stubborn stains, or cleaning windows on a cloudy day to prevent marking.

Whatever you’re thinking, it is always worth carrying out some research before you get started.


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