Looking After Your Wooden Garage Door

Garage doors come in various styles and materials, but maintaining them over the years is important to ensure a long-lasting finish.

In our latest post, we take a look at some things you can do to ensure your wooden garage door continues to remain aesthetically pleasing for years to come.

  • Cleaning
  • Lubrication
  • Re-sand and Finish
  • Repaint or restain

Clean The Door

Over the years, dirt can build up on your garage door, leading it to look dull or worn. One way to ensure your door stays in tip-top condition is to keep it clean. A simple solution of soapy warm water will wash away any dirt collected on the door and reveal the best of the colour underneath.

Keeping the garage door clean will help the paint or varnish on the door to last longer.


Over the years, you may notice your garage door becoming stiffer to open or squeaking when you do so. It’s good practice to lubricate the moving parts of your door with appropriate oil to ensure it opens smoothly each time. Be sure not to over oil your garage door as this could attract dirt and affect the performance of its components.

Re-sand and Finish

It will typically be many years before your garage door requires re-sanding and finishing. Re-sanding and finishing your door will have it looking like new in no time and keep the wood healthy and protected.

Once you have sanded and finished your door, you will be able to move onto the final step of repainting or revarnishing it. This step is important; leaving your wood without a protective coat of paint or varnish will expose it to the elements and cause damage.

Bullet Garage Doors

To keep your garage door looking at working its best, you should schedule maintenance with a reputable garage door technician. Here at Bullet Garage Doors, we repair and install a wide variety of garage doors and welcome you to contact us. To book an appointment, please call 01582 932025 or send your enquiry through to our contact form.