Newly installed sliding barn doorSliding barn doors have gained popularity over the past few years. People prefer them mostly because they save space. If your home has a minimalist design and you are looking for efficient space utilisation, then you should consider installing a sliding barn door.

While it does play a vital role in your home’s visual appeal, it’s also important to keep it in great condition. Here are some maintenance tips for your sliding barn doors in your Australia home.

Cleaning the Door

Accumulation of dust and other forms of dirt can lead to malfunctioning. You need to clean them regularly to avoid these problems. Using a soft rag, wipe the top of the frames to remove any dirt present. Once you have finished rubbing the top of the doorframe, use a cloth or a feather duster to wipe the entire frame.

You should also clean the entire surface of the door after a few months using a soft rag. Wipe well and give the door enough time to dry. Never use old or coarse rugs to clean these doors.

Cleaning the Tracks

Cleaning both the lower and upper tracks prepares the door for lubrication. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove stones, insects, hair and any debris that may be present on the tracks. You can also use an old toothbrush to break up dirt clumps before vacuuming.

Lubricating

The track of the sliding barn door also requires special attention. Lubrication ensures the wheels slide smoothly, without any friction. Lubrication also protects your sliding barn doors from any form of rust and corrosion.

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You can either use a silicon-based or petroleum-based lubricant, depending on your cleaning frequency.

It is essential to clean and lubricate your sliding barn door regularly and keep it in optimum working condition to minimise wear and tear.