Cleaning doors by Dial-A-Maid Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il. 60201. Doors are some of the most heavily used part of a house, yet we forget all about them when we clean. A spotless door really gives a house a lift.
99% of wood doors, varnished or painted, will have several protective coats of paint, varnish, or sealer, which means any moisture we use to clean them won't hurt the wood if we apply it the right way and then get it right off. Wash a door just like a wall, applying an all purpose cleaner solution with a sponge on one entire side of the door, letting it sit for thirty seconds, then wiping it dry with a cleaning cloth. Don't forget that grimy area around the doorknob and the dusty top of the door too. If there are a few marks and nicks left, dip the corner of your cloth into the solution and rub the spot with some pressure. Most marks will come out. If they don't, then use the nylon side of a dampened white nylon backed scrub sponge. Dip it into the solution and gently scrub the mark. If that doesn't do it, it's probably damage to the door rather than dirt. If the door is varnished wood you can clean it the same way using some oil soap, which will leave a nice low luster behind. Be sure to wipe and dry with the grain of the wood. You can use a squeege on a smooth surfaced metal door too.
Dial-A-Maid Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il. 60201, says not to wash doors in the sunlight, when they're warm or hot, or they'll streak badly.