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How to Clean a Garage Door

A garage is an important part of many homes. Not only are they used for housing automobiles, they are also used to store things such as tools and yard equipment. For this reason, homeowners often purchase expensive garage doors that offer functionality and security.

Cleaning a garage door makes your home's exterior look better.

Things You Will Need

  • Stiff brush
  • Broom
  • Garden hose
  • Large bucket
  • Mild detergent
  • Sponge
  • Cloth

A garage is an important part of many homes.  Not only are they used for housing automobiles, they are also used to store things such as tools and yard equipment.

For this reason, homeowners often purchase expensive garage doors that offer functionality and security.  Keeping a garage door clean and maintained not only improves the home's appeance, it also protects the homeowner's investment by prolonging the life of the garage door, according to the Cleaning Tips website.

  1. Close the garage door.
  2. Brush the surface with a stiff brush or broom to remove all dirt and debris.
  3. Spray the surface of the garage door with warm or hot water from a garden hose.
  4. Fill a large bucket with warm water and 1 cup of mild household detergent.
  5. Wet a large sponge or cloth inside the cleaning solution and gently scrub down the garage door thoroughly.
  6. Rinse all soap residue from the garage door by thoroughly spraying the surface of the garage door with warm or hot water from the hose. Allow the garage door to dry thoroughly, then open it.
  7. Wipe any dust and debris from the door tracks, using a cloth or broom.
  8. Tip

    Apply car wax to the surface of metal garage doors once you've cleaned them to protect the finish and help repel dirt and moisture, according to HGTV.

Things You Will Need

  • Stiff brush
  • Broom
  • Garden hose
  • Large bucket
  • Mild detergent
  • Sponge
  • Cloth

Tip

  • Apply car wax to the surface of metal garage doors once you've cleaned them to protect the finish and help repel dirt and moisture, according to HGTV.

About the Author

Sarai Jeremiah is a freelance writer and graphic designer living on the East Coast, where she is currently pursuing an education in both fields. She has been writing articles and content on a variety of topics since 2006 and has contributed articles to Web sites such as Spark People.

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