If you'd like to increase your home's curbside value, it's important to keep your front door clean and properly maintained. The door is one of the first things that people see when they visit, so keeping it in good condition will help make a good first impression.
While you'll want your front door to be aesthetically appealing no matter what, it's especially critical if you're selling your house. When potential home buyers drive by your home or attend a showing, be sure to great them with an eye-catching door.
There are many different things that can make your front door unappealing. If the color of the door clashes with the rest of your home's exterior, it's time to give it a fresh coat of coordinating paint. If you aren't sure of what color to paint it, stay on the safe side with a neutral white, cream or beige hue.
On the flip side, you can add instant visual interest to your home by setting off a neutral-color exterior with a vibrant door, For instance, you can make a grey-colored home "pop" with a bright red door, or a bright blue door on a white exterior.
After you've painted the door the color of your dreams, be sure to properly care for it to keep it looking its best. Here are some door-cleaning tips to consider.
1. Spray it Down
If you don't have much time to spare but notice that your front door is looking dirty, you can try giving it a quick spray-down with your hose. Although it won't tackle the tough grime, such as car exhaust reside, it may remove surface dirt and stains for a fresher appearance.
You can also use a broom to remove any spiderwebs from the corners of the doors.
2. Wipe it Down
Either monthly or at least a few times a year, such as during spring and fall cleaning, wipe the door down with a simple half-and-half solution of warm water and distilled white vinegar. Spray the solution on the door, working in small sections, and wipe it clean with a microfiber cloth. Go over any especially dirty areas a few times as needed.
If you have a wood door, consider using a commercial wood-cleaning and polishing product or best results.
3. Pressure-Wash It
You can tackle any hard-to-remove stains from your exterior doors using a pressure washer, which you can rent from a do-it-yourself retailer if need be. Use the pressure washer with just plain water or with a soapy solution, depending on the level of grime.Share
30 September 2019
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