Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride is used in piping, guttering, window frames and doors. Its lightweight, cost-effective and doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. You must use care when cleaning uPVC as the material scratches when exposed to harsh detergents or cleaning products so its imperative you use the right cleaners.
Instructions for cleaning
Step 1 – Spray any stain you may have on the door with a mixture of luke warm water and white vinegar. Mixing it in a spray bottle is best and makes it much easier to apply to the stained area. White vinegar is mildly acidic but is also a natural cleaner. The water dilutes it to prevent it damaging your uPVC. Wipe the solution away using a microfiber towel to prevent any scratching.
Step 2 – Add five to six drops of washing up liquid to a bucket of warm water. Washing up liquid can be used as it is a very mild detergent so it won’t damage the uPVC in anyway, and its very good at removing grease and dirt. It is always best to use a clean, soft sponge when washing the door, this avoids any scratching that would occur if you used a hard brush or something similar.
Step 3 – Now dry the door off using microfiber cloth. These cloths are made of polyester and are designed to be very soft and non-damaging, making it ideal for cleaning anything uPVC.