Barn doors are a great way to get the most out of your indoor space. In addition to creating a moveable partition that adds privacy when needed, barn doors add visual texture to most interior designs. In this blog, custom design shutters manufacturer, Wholesale Shutter Company, shares an overview of how to keep your barn doors in good shape.
Barn doors have two distinct parts that need care: the door hardware and the door itself. A typical barn door is made of wood and, therefore, may need to be refinished or scraped and repainted now and then. Clean the top by using a soft rag or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment; a feather duster would just spread the dust around. Avoid using bleach or water-based cleaners as the wood might absorb this. Ask your barn door contractors if they have any recommendations on which cleaning products you can – and can’t – use.
For glass barn doors, any off-the-shelf glass cleaning product should work well. Simply spray cleaner on the glass, and use a clean, soft cloth to wipe it off. Whatever material your barn door is made of, make sure the area around the door is covered with newspapers or drop cloths to avoid getting the cleaning product on the floor.
Barn Door Hardware
A typical barn door is suspended on a rail equipped with rollers designed for smooth operation. When cleaning the hardware, do not use coarse or old rags as these will add dust that can clog the rollers. Instead, we recommend using a clean cloth moistened with white vinegar to clean the door hardware. Apply lubricant to the rollers, and, if needed, oil the hardware to minimize rusting.
You can use the aforementioned glass cleaning products if your barn doors are equipped with stainless steel hardware. While there is no prescribed frequency for cleaning your barn doors, we recommend inspecting your barn doors every six months and making sure the rollers are clean and free from dirt and debris.
Wholesale Shutter Company is your leading provider of barn doors as well as a wide selection of custom window covering options. Give us a call at (866) 540-0049, or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Orange County, CA.