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Tips by Wollongong Experts on Garage Door Rust Removal





BY: Impact Garage Doors

It’s important to remove garage door rust as soon as possible to prevent further damage. In this post, you will find some useful tips from the experts at Impact Garage Doors, leading providers of the best garage door repairs in Wollongong.

Best Substances for Removing Rust

A spoonful of baking soda in a cup of vinegar dissolves the rust on the door, allowing it to be easily removed. Scrub it away with a steel-wool pad soaked in this solution. You may have to scrub hard before you see any effects, but they will come.

Similarly, a spoonful of citric acid and half a cup of water can be combined to make an inexpensive rust removal solution. To eliminate rust, use a steel-wool pad, cloth, or soft-toothed brush immersed in this solution. This will also need some cleaning to ensure that all of the rust is removed.

After Removing Rust

After removing the initial rust from your garage door, it’s important to sand it down and clean it thoroughly to create a surface that you can either paint, repair or protect using a primer corrosion inhibitor. This will ensure the rust does not come back, providing you maintain the door properly. If you have a timber look garage door, you may need a professional team to restore the timber appearance.

When to Get Professional Help

If your garage door is particularly rusty, it might make sense to get a professional team in to fully repair and restore it for you. At Impact Garage Doors, we have years of experience in garage door repairs in Wollongong. Whether you have a timber look garage door, a conventional aluminium garage door, or any other door type, we can remove rust and bring it back to its former state.

There may be instances where a rusty door is beyond repair, and if so, we can offer a complete supply and installation of a new garage door. We are proud to offer a leading garage door service Wollongong-wide, so feel free to get in touch.

For a comprehensive garage door service in Wollongong, including professional rust removal, contact Impact Garage Doors today.