Need some advice on keeping your interior doors looking their best? We know that well-maintained doors will not only look great in your home but will give you years of use if you handle them well. Here are our top interior door maintenance tips that you can start applying today.
Keeping your doors clean is one of the most obvious things you can do for interior doors to keep them looking great, but the cleaning process varies with the finishing of the doors. If your doors are lacquered or painted to protect them, you can simply clean them with a soft cloth and polish the furniture once every two weeks to remove any dust on the surface.
If they’re untreated, or unvarnished, you will able to clean them to get the dirt out and dust with a simple wipe with a damp cloth and a bucket of warm water with a gentle detergent. Try to wipe down the wood grain rather than inverting it and always dry it well afterward to remove any excess moisture. If you want to improve the natural wood tones and the beauty of the grain in your wooden doors, you can use a simple cleaning solution of 15 ml of olive oil added to 4 liters of hot water, then wipe a damp cloth with this mixture over your home door With this ratio, there should be no grease left on your doors when finished.
If you decide that your untreated doors need more protection but don’t want to be painted, you can try waxing them instead. This way, you can add wax directly to the door and polish it to the desired level of shine. Once a year, it’s also a good idea to apply special wax to polished doors to help protect them from moisture (which can cause the doors to swell and stick to frames).
If your doors are painted and you notice that they are chipped and look a little tired, or maybe you simply want to revamp them with a different paint color, you should brush them up and start with a clean palette instead of trying to paint several coats over the top of the current color
Our hinges and knobs also need some attention to keep your interior doors looking their best. Stark hinges are more than just an annoying sound – it can be a sign that something isn’t quite right for your doors. Make sure it is not too loose or tight, which will cause the pins to become deformed. You should also tighten any loose screws around the handles, as with general wear and tear every day they can be loosened.
If you find that in the summer months your interior doors swell due to increased humidity, don’t be tempted to shave a few millimeters to prevent them from sticking, or you will regret the onset of winter when they return to their regular size and leave large gaps around them instead.
Hope this blog will help to maintain your interior doors, stay connect with us for more door-related blogs.
Are you looking for new interior doors for your home? Why not pop up and browse our collection online on our webpage or visit our showroom.