How to get rust off a garage door

Many older garage doors were made of steel and are therefore prone to rusting. If you notice signs of rust on your garage doors, there are several things you can do.

Clean the rust off the door’s surface

Use a wet cloth soaked in white vinegar to wipe off the rust that you can see. The vinegar helps the rust to disintegrate. Alternatively, you can use a mixture of baking soda and water, or a specific tile cleaning solution. Remove any remaining rust using a steel-wool sponge.

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Wash the door

Using a simple solution of mild soap and water, wash the garage door. Then use a piece of cloth to pat it dry. This will help get rid of dirt and dust as well as small bits of rust.

Repair any holes caused by rust

Rust can cause small holes. These can be repaired using metal-bonding chemicals that can be bought in hardware stores. Simply fill the holes, let the filler dry, and then clean and sand it down. Remove any remaining dust using a dry cloth/brush.

Specialists in garage doors Swindon

There are a number of experts in garage doors in Swindon and the surrounding area. Many of these companies have significant (and useful) online resources for you to explore, such as the examples seen here

Painting the garage door

Once you have removed the visible rust and filled any holes, you should paint the door again using rust-resistant paint and primer. This will help prevent future corrosion and also improve its appearance.

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As a final point, prevention is always better than cure. Maintaining the lubrication of the door hinges, and applying a rust-resistant coating to the door will reduce the chances of rust appearing.

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