Doors on every jobsite go through a lot – they’re in place long before the trades and contractors wrap up their work, leaving them vulnerable to various forms of damage like dust accumulation and unexpected impacts.

Preserving the resilience of doors isn’t just about maintaining their good looks; it’s a crucial aspect that can save you both time and money. Damage can lead to costly and time-consuming repairs, which is never a pleasant scenario for construction professionals. Shielding doors from harm isn’t just a no-brainer; it’s a strategic investment that pays off by preventing unnecessary drains on your jobsite budget.

But fear not! Discovering effective ways to safeguard your doors during your construction or renovation projects is now easier than ever as we guide you through simple and effective strategies to ensure your doors stay clean and protected from dust and damage throughout your project. 

Common Challenges For Doors During Construction

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While every jobsite is different, there are common challenges that doors on every jobsite face.

Dust Accumulation:

There is no denying that jobsites can become messy. Even the cleanest construction projects suffer from tracked-in dirt, spills, and wear and tear. However, one culprit of the mess is often underestimated – dust. Dust silently accumulates on jobsites, posing a subtle threat to door surfaces and mechanical components, compromising both the aesthetics and functionality of doors. From ruining the pristine appearance of doors to more critically, hindering the mechanisms on doors, such as hinges and locks.

Impact Damage:

A prevalent risk during construction projects and renovations, impact damage can severely compromise the integrity and appearance of door surfaces. In the busy environment of a jobsite, doors are vulnerable to dents, scratches, and other forms of structural harm. This damage often occurs from the frequent movement of heavy tools, equipment, and materials, and a minor accident can quickly become an expensive mistake. Preventing these damages is essential for preserving the aesthetics of doors but also in avoiding disruption of your project’s timeline and budget.

Paint And Finishing Issues:

Paint splatter, stains, and finishing damage are common challenges in construction projects. Stray paint droplets during tasks like spray painting can ruin door finishes, especially when fine particles travel and settle at a distance. The resulting damage goes beyond the visual, often leading to expensive solutions like door replacements or refinishing. Recognizing doors’ vulnerability to these issues and prioritizing surface protection is crucial to prevent costly and time-consuming repairs.

Protective Solutions

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The type of protection products depends on the level of protection required. For some jobsites, dust and debris are the biggest cause of concern, while for others, thick protection boards are needed to protect against impact. Here is a comprehensive list of temporary surface protection for doors on your jobsite: 


Armour Door Protection Sleeves, made from a durable, thick poly material that can easily slide over doors, offers a simple, cost-effective way to shield doors from scuffs, scratches, dust, and paint. Just tear a sleeve from the perforated roll and slide it over the door for instant protection.


The Armour Door-Guard is a pre-folded, space-efficient protector. It easily hangs and unfolds over doors for fast, secure protection against impacts with its durable 4mm fluted plastic and reusable design, significantly saving time on the jobsite.


Armour Pro-Tack Felt, a versatile self-adhesive material, provides robust temporary protection for doors, offering spill and moisture absorption and easy, clean removal for up to 90 days.


Armour Protection Board – Black, a 2mm thick, lightweight, and waterproof fluted plastic sheet, offers versatile, impact-resistant surface protection for doors and is a favorite for construction professionals across Canada. A versatile solution that can be easily cut down to fit almost any door size and held in place with Armour Tape or Clean Green Tape for clean removal when done.

Installation Tips

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Cleaning and preparing doors before applying temporary surface protection ensures their effectiveness. Here are some quick guidelines to get the most out of your door protection:

  1. Initial Inspection: Inspect the door for any existing damage, such as scratches, dents, or loose hardware. 
  1. Dust Removal: Use a soft brush or a dry microfibre cloth to wipe down the surface gently to remove dust. Avoid using abrasive tools that might scratch the door.
  1. Cleaning the Surface: Clean the door with a mild detergent solution or a specialized cleaner appropriate for the door’s material. Avoid using harsh chemicals that could damage the door’s finish. Use a glass cleaner to avoid streaks for glass panels or windows in doors.
  1. Rinse and Dry: After cleaning, rinse the door with clean water if your cleaning solution requires it (check the product instructions). Ensure that the door is completely dry before applying any protective materials – trapped moisture under the protection can cause damage to the door.
  1. Check Hardware: If the door has hardware (knobs, handles, hinges), clean them too, or consider temporarily removing hardware if it makes applying the protective material easier.
  1. Ensuring a Smooth Surface: For adhesive-based protection, ensure that the door surface is smooth and free from any debris or protruding nails or screws that could tear the protective material.
  2. Testing Adhesive Compatibility: If using adhesive-based products, try the adhesive on a small, inconspicuous area of the door first to ensure it doesn’t leave residue or damage the finish upon removal.

In conclusion, safeguarding doors on your jobsite is not just about preserving their appearance; it’s a strategic move that can save you both time and money. Damage, whether from dust, impact, or accidents, can lead to costly repairs and disruptions. Effective temporary surface protection prevents this damage and ensures construction professionals stay on time and on-budget.

To discover our range of temporary door protection products check out our website.

Construction professionals can seamlessly reach out to their dedicated Axiom Temporary Surface Protection Key Account Manager at any time for assistance with their orders. While we’re based in Canada, we do supply projects throughout the US. All you have to do is fill out this form on our website, and one of our US specialists will promptly get in touch with you.

Why entrust your projects to our specialists? Simply put, we’ve earned our stripes as the market-leading temporary surface protection specialists. We don’t just know surface protection; we live and breathe it.