The maintenance of a composite door tends to be minimal and is just another benefit of choosing one for your front door. However, in order to ensure that your Palladio door remains stunning as ever, we present to you a few tips that would help you maintain the look over the years-
- To maintain your Palladio door and door frame, clean using a non-abrasive soft sponge and warm soapy water i.e hand soap or washing up liquid.
- Dry using a soft lint-free cloth.
- After cleaning and drying, we recommend using Mr. Sheen multi-surface spray to give your entrance door an added sheen and a more polished finish.
- The glass can be polished with any traditional glass cleaner.
- We suggest avoiding the use of harsh chemicals or solvents as they have the potential to damage the surface of the door.
Maintaining door hardware
To ensure you maintain a high-quality finish, cleaning should be carried out regularly using the appropriate care and maintenance method below.
Before you start:
- Check and Test Harsh chemicals could damage your stainless steel product, before using any chemicals a trial should be conducted on a small, hidden surface area to check that the resulting finish matches the original.
- Routine Cleaning and Fingerprints Do use warm soapy water with a lint-free cloth. Rinse with clean water. Wipe dry with a soft clean cloth.
- Stubborn Stains and Discolouration Do use mild cleaning solutions such as CIF or a specialist stainless steel care kit.
- Oil and Grease Marks Do use hydrocarbon solvents such as WD40, methylated spirit or acetone to polish the steel and remove oil or grease residue.
Do NOT use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads, bleach or solvents.
Lubricating your Palladio Door:
- Begin by opening the door and placing a dust sheet underneath the door to protect flooring.
- Apply 3 in 1 oil or silicone spray to the lever handle, cylinder and multi-point locking system and hinges. You can also add a small amount of Vaseline to the hooks, deadbolts and rollers to ensure lubrication for smoothness of movement.
- Lift the handle up and down 6-8 times to ensure that the lubricant has worked its way through all parts of the mechanism.
- Alternatively, you can wind the key multiple times if you do not have a door with lever handles.
- You can repeat this process twice a year to ensure lubrication.