Asked on Jul 14, 2018

How do I clean a masonite door in my brand new trailer?

Carol SybrowskyCheryl AJlnatty

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Have a brand new trailer the door is masonite how do I clean it it has mildewed so I can pain it

3 answers
  • Jlnatty
    on Jul 14, 2018

    Wash it, sand it or apply a sanding degreaser product to remove any gloss that may be left on the door finish, wipe it down well to remove all sanding residue, apply a product to kill mold/mildew spores according to directions, use a stain-killing oil-based primer, and then apply using a good quality outdoor acrylic enamel paint. Lots of steps. Could you possibly recover the door using thin-cut (5/8ths inch) wood, laminate flooring cut to size, beadboard or some other hardy covering? (one that would hold up to wear and tear)? Then you could skip all of the steps except cleaning and applying the mold/milder spore-killing product before applying the new "camo" cover.
  • Cheryl A
    on Jul 20, 2018

    Door Cleaning Tips – P&G everyday | P&G Everyday United States (EN)

    1. https://www.pgeveryday.com › Home › Cleaning

    Sep 4, 2013 - Start by dusting the door and getting rid of as much loose dust as possible. Use a mixture of gentle dish soap and water to scrub down the door, and then dry with a paper towel. Tip : Take note of the door's paint/stain finish. FAQs | Masonite Residential

    1. https://residential.masonite.com/learn/doors-101/faqs/

    Masonite gets you the answers to common door questions. ... However, if you have a decorative glass insert purchased from a home center, you ... might have to remove some interior casing (moulding) to see the backside of the door frame.

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  • Carol Sybrowsky
    on Jul 20, 2018

    If your trailer is actually new and you did not buy it "as is", you need to take it back to where you bought it and have them give you a new door. Also, you need to determine why you have mildew. Maybe there is a leak around the door? This needs to be addressed or you will have mildew again.
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