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How to Clean Your Aluminium Front Door

The first impression visitors have of your home emanates from the front door. When it comes to durability and reliability, aluminium doors are a great addition to any property that’s sure to go a long way. And aside from sustainability, they also offer peace of mind.

Aluminium door frames have a distinct advantage over other materials because they do rot or rust. They use a powder coating finish that protects them from harsh environmental irritants. This also makes them attractive and pleasing to look at despite varying building styles.

How to Clean Your Aluminium Front Door

Although they are aesthetically great, they can be tricky to keep clean and maintain. To help your aluminium front door stay looking its best, consider the following cleaning tips.

  1. Start dusting or vacuuming the door to remove any loose dirt or debris. Make sure to get into all the nooks and crannies.
  2. Mix a solution of mild soap and warm water. Dip a clean cloth or sponge into the mixture and wipe down the door.
  3. Rinse the door with clean water and dry it with a soft cloth. If there are streak marks, you can remove them with a squeegee or old newspaper.
  4. If there is any accumulated dirt or grime, you can use gentle laundry soap and warm water solution to eliminate them.
  5. If your door has a lot of grime build-up, you may need to use more powerful cleaning mixtures. Combine one part white vinegar with two parts water and apply it to the door with a sponge or cloth. Scrub the door well and rinse it with clean water.
  6. For even tougher stains, you can make a paste using baking soda and water. Apply the paste to the stained area and let it sit for several minutes before wiping it away with a damp cloth.
  7. If you have anodized aluminium, you can use a mild abrasive cleaner to remove any stubborn dirt or grime. Apply the cleaner to a clean cloth and rub it onto the door in a circular motion.
  8. Rinse the door with clean water and dry it with a soft cloth or towel.
  9. If your door has scratches or other damage, you can use a pencil eraser to rub away the imperfections. 
  10. Once you’ve removed all the dirt and grime, you can use a polishing cloth to buff the door and restore its shine.
  11. If your door is looking particularly dull, you can apply a metal polish to help it regain its lustre. Apply the polish to a clean cloth and rub it onto the door in a circular motion. Polish the door until it reaches the desired shine.
  12. Once you’re finished cleaning, you can apply a coat of wax to help protect the door from future dirt and grime.

With these simple tips, you can keep your aluminium front door looking new for years to come.

To protect your aluminium door from future damage, you can purchase a door knocker or other decorative hardware to help shield it from the elements. You can also consider adding a coat of paint or sealant to further protect the door from the elements and keep it looking its best.

How often should you clean your front door?

You should aim to clean your front door at least once a month. This will help to prevent dirt and grime from building up and making the door difficult to clean. If you live in an area with high pollution or smog, you may need to clean your door more often.

The Best Cleaning Solutions for Aluminium Door Frames

  • Mild Soap

If you have an anodized or powder-coated aluminium frame, you should use a mild soap and water solution to clean it. Simply combine warm water with a tablespoon of mild dish or laundry soap in a bucket.

  • Commercial Aluminium Cleaner

This cleaner is designed for use on all types of aluminium, including anodized and powder-coated surfaces. It is a strong cleaner that can remove stubborn dirt and grime.

  • Citrus Cleaner

Similar to commercial aluminium cleaners, a citrus cleaner can be used for any type of aluminium door. It can help remove excess dirt and grime from the aluminium surface using a nylon scrub brush. However, remember not to try and use anything extremely abrasive or it may damage your door’s finish.

  • White Vinegar

If you have a powder-coated aluminium frame, you can use a solution of one part white vinegar and two parts water to clean it. Vinegar is known for its acid content that can slash through dirt and grime. 

  • Baking Soda

For tougher stains, you can make a paste using baking soda and water. Apply the paste to the stained area and let it sit for several minutes before wiping it away with a damp cloth.

When using any of these aluminium door cleaners, always carefully read and follow the cleaning instructions. Remember to wear protective clothes, gloves and gear to protect your skin and eyes as some of these solutions can be very strong.

Contact Aussie Aluminium Enterprise for more durable and low-maintenance commercial aluminium windows and doors!

Christopher Stern

Christopher Stern is a Washington-based reporter. Chris spent many years covering tech policy as a business reporter for renowned publications. He has extensive experience covering Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commissions. He is a graduate of Middlebury College. Email:[email protected]

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