The temperatures will be warming up soon and as you throw open the windows to your home and wipe down that winter dust, you should pay fair attention to cleaning your iron doors. While you may be used to cleaning your windows to let the spring sunshine in, after a long winter, that beautiful iron door on the front of your house could use some attention too.
Now while it is coated with a protective layer of paint to prevent immediate damage, if you just let dirt and contaminants linger for years on end, it will wear down that protective coating. This will take awhile, but while that is happening, your iron door will look progressively less nice. To prevent this, all you need to do is add the iron door onto your list for spring cleaning.
Cleaning your iron doors is rather simple. It just needs to be wiped down with soapy water. However, you will want to use a plant-based soap such as Castile soap as it is more alkaline so as to not wear down the protective coating unnecessarily.
If you live in a very humid area or are exposed to ocean air, rust is really an inevitability on your iron door. However, if you catch it fast, you can remove and repair it before it spreads. If you notice rust or flaking paint on your iron door, you will want to scrape it off with a wire brush. The door should then be cleaned with Castile soap, let dry, and apply a coat of rust-inhibiting primer. After the primer, the spots can be covered by a color-matched coat of paint.
Are you looking to replace an older iron door or to get the beauty that comes from wrought iron for an entry way in your home? Contact us today to see what we can do to help you get the iron door that is perfect for you.