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How do I care for my garage door?

Every 6 Months

Wash the door and windows with a mild soap (such as car wash soap or dishwashing soap) and water. Wash both interior and exterior. Rinse thoroughly. Do not use harsh or abrasive detergents. Lubricate track and hinges with a silicone or Teflon-based spray. Do not use WD-40® or grease. Then open and close the door to distribute the lubricant.

Every 12 Months

Inspect springs and hardware for signs of wear. Avoid any contact with the torsion springs as they are under extreme tension. Call us to schedule a service call if you suspect any problems.

As Needed

Clean off road salt from interior and exterior surfaces. Use a mild soap (such as car wash soap or dishwashing soap) and water. Rinse thoroughly. Do not use harsh or abrasive detergents. If surface rust appears, immediately contact us for inspection and repair options.

Painting Instructions

All Raynor residential steel garage doors are already painted with a baked-on finish. No additional painting is required. If you want to apply another color, however, the following steps are required. NOTE: Only paint the exterior of the door while it is in the closed position.

  1. Use the following solution, with a soft bristle brush, to remove mildew and other surface contaminants:
  • 1 cup household Spic n Span® detergent
  • 5 gallons warm water
  • Rinse thoroughly with water.
  • Use a powder cleanser like Comet®, diluted with water, with a soft bristle brush, to prepare the surface for better paint adhesion. Do not use sandpaper, deglossers, or liquid sandpaper to prepare the door surface.
  • Rinse thoroughly with water and allow to dry.
  • Use a high quality acrylic latex exterior paint. Apply according to manufacturer's instructions. Do not use oil-based paint or any "rust-inhibitive" paint. Do not paint in direct sunlight or when surface is warm to the touch. Lap marks will result. Brush application is recommended.
  • Avoid getting paint on any gasket seals between door sections. Not all Raynor doors have these gasket seals.
  • IMPORTANT: Since we have no control over recoating, we do not warrant this product against peeling of the original factory-applied baked-on finish or subsequent coats of paint where recoating has occurred.