The first thing that people see when they approach your home is your entry doors. Keeping those doors clean and well maintained can help your home make a great first impression. Many homeowners avoid cleaning their doors until they notice smudges on the glass or dirt on the wood, but it's easy to keep your doors clean and looking great without voiding your warranty.
Regular CleaningAt least once a week, take a damp rag and rub it across the frame and wood or metal areas of your door. The rag will remove dust, dirt and debris without damaging the door's surface, and the water will slowly evaporate within a few hours. Wipe down any glass surfaces on the door at least once a month with a mild window cleaner or one you make yourself from distilled vinegar and water. If your doors have brass or stainless steel handles, use a special cleanser to remove natural oils from your hands and other debris from those surfaces.
Spring Cleaning TimeWhen spring cleaning time arrives, mix one part distilled white vinegar with two parts warm water. Dip a soft cloth or a rag into the solution, and wipe the rag across the top of the door. Start at the top edge and work your way down, paying special attention to any panels or decorations on the door. Once you reach the bottom of the door, let the door sit for several hours. Check for any signs of streak marks left behind on the door. Don't forget to clean the interior side of the door too. Cleaning the windows with glass cleaner and wiping down any metal surfaces is also helpful.