UPVC doors are fairly low maintenance, which adds to their popularity. However, some regular maintenance and cleaning can ensure they stay in excellent condition.

In this article, we’re going to look at the best way to clean UPVC windows and doors, as well as the materials you will need to keep them looking their best.

Gathering Cleaning Supplies

Before you start cleaning UPVC windows and doors, let’s look at some of the supplies you will need:

  • Warm soapy water (with mild dishwashing soap added). Make sure you use clean water.
  • Soft cloths – a microfiber cloth is best
  • Soft sponge
  • Glass cleaner for cleaning internal glass


  • Abrasive cleaners
  • Bleach
  • Scouring pad

An optional solution for stubborn grime is a white vinegar solution.

Cleaning Your UPVC Door

Follow our simple guide on how to clean UPVC doors, including the door frame and surface.

Preparing the Cleaning Solution:

To make your warm water solution, mix a few drops of mild washing-up liquid with the water. This is a great natural cleaning solution.

Cleaning the Door Frame and Surface:

When you have prepared your cleaning solution, it’s time to clean the UPVC frames:

  • Dip your cloth or sponge in the solution.
  • Wipe the surface to clean UPVC doors, starting at the top and moving down.
  • Focus on the corners, paying attention to areas that accumulate dirt.
  • If needed, rinse and dry with a clean cloth.

You can follow the same method when cleaning UPVC window frames.

Removing Stubborn Grime:

When cleaning UPVC doors, use equal parts white vinegar and water to eliminate stubborn grime. Apply, wait, and then wipe off. Stubborn dirt to build up over time, but regular cleaning will help prevent this.

Cleaning the UPVC Door Hardware

You can use the same warm water solution to wipe clean the door handles and hinges:

  • Dip a soft cloth in the soapy solution.
  • Gently wipe door handles and hinges with a damp cloth.
  • Use a clean cloth to dry all hardware components completely.

Maintaining UPVC Doors for Longevity

Maintaining your UPVC doors will ensure they work efficiently and remain energy-efficient for years to come.


Regular cleaning and maintenance of UPVC doors and windows is essential for preserving their appearance, functionality, and longevity. By keeping them clean and inspecting them for any signs of damage, you can ensure smooth operation and prevent issues like leaks or drafts.

Maintaining door and window seals and frames contributes to better insulation, improving energy efficiency. Clean and well-maintained UPVC doors and windows not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of your property but also prevent dirt and reduce mould. Overall, following a routine maintenance regime helps protect the investment in UPVC doors and windows while enhancing comfort and value.

If you require any additional advice on how to maintain your UPVC doors and windows, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Cosyhomes Windows also offers a range of door and window repairs and can advise you on the best course of action.