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If you happen to own any Accoya doors, good for you; Accoya is a fantastic construction material, ideal for use in the manufacture of home-improvement products. However, if you own any, you may be wondering how to clean them. If so, you’ll be pleased to hear that this simple guide explains exactly how.
Cleaning Accoya doors
Accoya wood can be stained if aggressive cleaning agents are used upon it. Therefore, avoid using these at all costs. Do not expose Accoya to alkaline conditions either, as this will invalidate any warranties on the durability and performance of the wood. For cleaning purposes, a solution of household soap diluted with warm water will do a more than adequate job.
Method for cleaning:
- Firstly, using a soft, dry cloth, wipe away any dust present on the door. Doing this prior to getting the door wet prevents spreading dust around, resulting in a better finish once the cleaning process is over.
- Next, using a clean, non-abrasive sponge and your solution of soap and warm water, begin cleaning the door. Make sure to clean both sides of the door, any nooks and crannies and all the hardware, to achieve the best possible finish.
- Finally, wipe down the door using paper towels. If you’re cleaning one door in your home, chances are you’re doing the others as well. Using paper towels prevents the transfer of dirt between them. However, if you’re cleaning just one door, a soft, dry cloth is perfectly fine for drying.
Cleaning the glass
If you happen to have an Accoya door with one or more sections of glass, it’s good to know how to clean these areas too. You can make a glass-cleaning solution by combining a squirt of washing up liquid, six tablespoons of white vinegar, and four cups of warm water. This will remove most of the marks left on the glass.
Cleaning glass is best performed on a warm but cloudy day, where the wind is minimal. This is because sunlight and wind cause the glass to dry up too quickly, leading to a streaky finish.
To clean the glass, apply the glass-cleaning solution, ensuring full coverage, before wiping it down with a non-abrasive cloth or sponge. Next, rinse the glass with plain water before using a squeegee to dry it.
Accoya is an innovatively manufactured timber, which offers homeowners an exceptional range of benefits. Interested in learning more, or perhaps you’d like a set of Accoya windows or doors for your home? In either case, Reddish Joinery can help. Get in touch today on 0161 969 7474 or send us an online message.