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How to Wash Your Garage Door

Cleaning your garage door can help it to last as long as possible, and you want it to look great. The door comes into contact with all that the weather can throw at it day in and day out. This has the potential to make the door dirty, and it could even shorten its lifespan. Fortunately, you will find that cleaning the door is fast and simple. Just follow the steps below.

You Need the Right Supplies

The first thing you have to do is make sure you have all of the proper tools to clean your garage door. You should have several clean towels along with a few clean, soft clothes. You could also opt for a wash mitt if you prefer. You’ll want a large bucket for the water, a soft broom, and some gentle soap.

When it comes to soap, you could choose car wash soap or dish soap. Both are gentle and you should already have them around the house. If there are stains on the door that doesn’t want to come out, you could use some mild detergent. Use a quarter cup of detergent for every five liters of water.

Brushing and Pre-rinsing

You will begin by removing as much of the dirt and dust from the door as possible. you can use a soft-bristled broom for this. Once you have removed some of the dirt, you can then pre-rinse the door using a gentle, wide spray setting on your hose.

Add the Soap

Now you can add soap and water to the door and start washing away the rest of the dirt and grime using the cloths or your washing mitt. Start at the top of the door and work your way down to the bottom.

Rinse and Dry

Once it’s washed, it’s time to rinse it clean. Again, you can use your hose with a wide spray setting. Check to see if there are any spots you missed or that need to be gone over again. Start from the top and work downward. Once you are satisfied that it’s clean, you can start to dry off the door using your towels.

These simple tips are going to help make it easier for you to keep your garage door nice and clean all year long. Keep in mind that even though you don’t have to wash the inside of the garage as often, you should still wash it occasionally. You can use the same method as for the exterior.

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