Varnished front doors are a popular choice among homeowners because of their natural beauty. Varnish, as a stain, enhances the natural look of the wood, but more than that, the varnish acts as a sealant to help protect the door from water, dirt, and the heat of the sun. One drawback, however, is that a varnished door can grow dull over time if not properly cared for. Here are three very easy ways to clean and maintain your varnished front door:
- Wipe with a soft dry cloth for general maintenance.
- For stubborn dirt, use a moist cloth followed immediately by a dry cloth.
- Use a solvent-based furniture polish on a soft dry cloth to keep the door looking shiny.
Just remember not to use water or alcohol-based cleaners so you can avoid damaging the varnish coating.