- Find some old rags or some paper towels. Old rags may work best because they are sturdier.
- Find an all-purpose household cleaner that is known for cutting grease.
- Read the directions and warnings on the household cleaner to make sure it is compatible with your sliding glass door.
- Use rubber gloves if your skin is sensitive.
- Spray the cleaning product into the tracks of the sliding glass door and wipe out the gunk with your rag or paper towel.
- Drop some all-purpose lubricating oil on the tracks at the bottom of the door and wipe them with a paper towel. Drip some of the oil on a paper towel and wipe the tracks at the top of the door also. You also can use paraffin wax or an old candle in place of oil.
- Open and close the sliding glass door to work in the oil or wax.
Things You Will Need
- Rubber gloves
- All-purpose household cleaning product
- Old rags or paper towels
- All-purpose lubricating oil
- If the sliding glass door is still sticky after cleaning and oiling, remove it from the tracks to clean the rollers or replace any broken ones.
- Vacuum the tracks to keep them clean whenever you vacuum the room.