Arguably there’s nothing more stylish than a decorative wrought iron entry door for your property, especially when it’s one you’ve had created yourself. With this in mind, it’s understandable that you’d want to keep it looking like new. The good news is that when it comes to care tips, they’re probably less time consuming than the effort you’d put into cleaning a standard door, as they can be cleaned and maintained in just a few minutes. Therefore without further ado, here are 5 ways to help you best care for your latest investment.
Use a soft brush
To eradicate any dust, dirt, and debris from your door first use a soft brush to remove it. This should be done once or twice a month. If you have lots of decorative scroll work, pay particular attention to crevices where debris can gather.
Always use a mild detergent and a non-abrasive cloth
The next step is to pair some warm soapy water containing a mild detergent with a non-abrasive cloth and proceed to wash the door down. Next wash down with water to remove any remaining soapy suds.
Always dry off your doors
Even though your door might be made from a particularly hard metal, chemicals contained within hard water can leave a residue or film which can damage or stain your door if left, so always wipe dry with a clean lint-free cloth.
Never use anything harsh on your doors
Even components such as window sprays or polishes can react with the metal and leave staining, so a mild detergent and water is just about all you need.
Be aware of location
Because iron doors look great in just about any doorway in any location, extra care may need to be adhered to depending upon where you’re situated. For example if you live in coastal areas, salt water contained naturally within the air can corrode iron. For this reason make sure door hinges are regularly oiled to prevent them from seizing up.
So there you have it. 5 top care tips to keep your wrought iron doors looking like new!
If you love the idea of decorative wrought iron doors and are considering having some made, then you should talk to Metro Steel. We’ve been in the metal fabrication industry for many years and have the skills and the expertise to turn our hand to just about any type of meta work, including bespoke gates and doors. Call us on 07 3204 1000 for a competitive quote today and let us show you just what we can do.