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What Is The Best Thing To Clean Interior Doors With? Our Best Tips To Clean Your Beautiful Interior Doors.

What Is The Best Thing To Clean Interior Doors With? Our Best Tips To Clean Your Beautiful Interior Doors.

You've just installed stunning new interior doors, transforming the look and feel of your home. They're sleek, stylish, and the envy of your guests. But as time passes, you notice dust accumulating, fingerprints smudging and stains appearing. Your interior doors may be in need of a little TLC to maintain their charm and elegance. 


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Read on as we unveil our best tips and secrets to effortless door cleaning that will keep your home looking magazine-worthy day in and day out.


Bathroom Interior Doors


Gather the Necessary Supplies

Before you begin cleaning, gather the following:

  • Mild detergent or soap

  • Water

  • Soft, clean microfiber cloths

  • Bucket or spray bottle

  • Vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment (for textured doors) 


Living Room Interior Doors


Dust Down Your Doors 

Start by removing dust and loose debris from the door's surface. Use a soft brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner or a dry microfiber cloth to gently wipe down the door, paying attention to grooves, panels, and corners.


Prepare Your Cleaning Solution

Mix a small amount of mild detergent or soap (Dawn is one of the best!) with warm water in a bucket or spray bottle. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners as they can damage the door's finish.


NOTE: Make sure to test the solution on a small, inconspicuous area before applying it to ensure it doesn’t discolor your door. 


Clean the Door Surface

Dip a clean soft sponge into the soapy water solution and wring out excess liquid. Gently wipe the entire surface of the door, working from top to bottom, paying extra attention to any stains or spots. Avoid saturating the door with water as excess moisture can cause warping or swelling.


“Rinse” and Dry

Once you've cleaned the door, use a separate clean cloth dampened with plain water to rinse off any soap residue. Then, dry the door thoroughly with a dry microfiber cloth to prevent water spots or streaks.


Beautiful Kitchen Interior Doors


Special Considerations

  • For glass-paneled doors, use a glass cleaner to remove fingerprints and smudges.

  • If your door has intricate carvings or details, use a soft-bristled brush or cotton swab to clean hard-to-reach areas.

  • Avoid using abrasive sponges or scrub brushes, as they can scratch or damage the door's surface.


It’s a great idea to incorporate a regular cleaning schedule. We suggest dusting your doors weekly and cleaning them with a mild detergent solution as needed. If there are any mishaps or spills, make sure to address those promptly to prevent them from becoming permanent! 


By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your One Day interior doors remain clean and in excellent condition! Proper maintenance not only enhances the appearance of your doors but also prolongs their lifespan so you can enjoy your beautiful, high-quality doors for years to come! 


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Luxury Bathroom Interior Doors


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Dawn dish soap on my interior doors? 

Yes, Dawn dish soap is one of the best options to clean your doors as it gently cleanses and removes dirt and grime. 


Can I use Windex on my interior doors?

No, don’t do it! The ammonia in the Windex can damage your beautiful wood doors. 


What should I use to clean my doors? 

Use a soft sponge to clean and a microfiber cloth to wipe and dry your doors. 


Can I use vinegar to clean my doors? 

Vinegar has been known by some to be great for cleaning paintwork. Always be sure to test it in an inconspicuous area, first, if you plan on using vinegar. Also, keep in mind that vinegar does not sanitize or disinfect. We suggest using another form of cleaner for that purpose!


How to remove marks from doors? 

First try a clean pencil eraser as a non-chemical option to remove any marks, scrapes or scuffs. You can also grab some non-gel toothpaste on a microfiber cloth and buff that into the mark too!