How to Wash Louvered Wood Closet Doors

The spaces inside the louvers of cupboard doors have been veritable dust traps, and you can’t get the dust off with a shallow once-over. Twisting your rag to your stage is not always efficient, especially if there is a major build-up; your rag clogs dirt, and it goes limp once you attempt to force it to a corner. Utilize a much better way to get the louvers clean that takes much less effort than twisting a rag.

Wrap a thin mud rag across a plastic or wooden ruler. In a pinch, use a knife in the utensil drawer as long as it does not have a stage or a sharp edge.

Spray the dust rag using polishing oil. If you don’t have some, make your own by combining 10 drops of lemon oil, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 2 or 3 drops of olive oil in a bowl. Dip your rag in it.

Poke the ruler to the space between the louvers and run it back and forth to remove the dust and then spread the oil.

Get dust from hard-to-reach corners by swiping with a 1-inch synthetic-bristle paintbrush. Do not use a brush that’s been used for painting; you need bristles which are creamy and free of contaminants.

Clean the whole door by spraying it with a commercial cleaner, wiping down the framework using a rag and using the ruler and dusting rag to wash between the louvers. Should you would rather have a homemade cleaner, mix 2 or 3 ounces of white vinegar with a gallon of water and then add 10 drops of lemon oil.

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