How To Care For Your Sliding Wardrobe Doors

sliding-wardrobe-doorsYour bed aside, the wardrobe is probably one of the most important pieces of furniture in your bedroom and for many homeowners their wardrobe of choice is the sliding door variety. They’re great for areas where space is at a premium and can come in a wide variety of styles from ultra modern to retro antique. Irrespective of the kind of sliding wardrobe doors you have they generally don’t need much maintenance. That said, by following these few steps, you can ensure that they’ll look and act as good as new for many years to come.

Keep the bottom track clear

It’s often really annoying when the sliding wardrobe door doesn’t do what it says on the packet and slide. A well functioning wardrobe door should glide backwards and forwards on the rail with relative ease. If it’s sticking or stuttering then one of the reasons for this might be that the bottom rail is clogged up with dirt and debris. To get round this problem and to ensure free motion, simply run the thin nozzle attachment of a vacuum cleaner into the grooves of the track to remove any blocked grit or dirt that may otherwise be obstructing the runners. In addition you might want to spray a little furniture polish onto the runners of the track to ensure a smooth continuous movement.

Mirrored sliding doors

If you have mirrored sliding doors then they can be a real nightmare to clean. Often when you think you’ve polished them, you then notice horrendous streaky marks the next time the wardrobe door catches the light. In fact no matter how many times you clean them, there always seems to be a smear. If your conventional window cleaning solution just isn’t doing it then reach for the vinegar. A watered down solution of white vinegar and water will get rid of any smears, just make sure that you use a lint free cloth. Take care not to get any white vinegar solution onto the frames or moving parts as although it won’t harm it right away it can cause corrosion and deterioration over time.

Wood grain frames and doors

Cleaning is a bit more easier for wood grain frames and doors and in this case a simple wipe over with a damp cloth should suffice.

Top runners

For the top runners try wiping them with a damp cloth to remove any excess dirt and dust and then dry thoroughly using a lint free rag or kitchen paper. Finally you might want to use a small amount of silicone spray just to maintain the easy glide.

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