An exterior door that has been clinging the outside of a building for quite a while is a prime competitor for another, new cover of varnish, wood stain or paint. The more extended the door has been presented to the components, the less demanding it will be to remove the old finish and put another layer in its place.
Refinishing an Exterior Wood Door
- Remove the hinge sticks from the exterior door with the intention that the door could be brought down and took on. Begin with the bottom hinge pin and work up at the top, uprooting the top hinge stick keep going of all. Use a sledge and the tip of a straight edged screwdriver to first release every hinge, then afterward tap the hinge upward until it comes detached.
- Set the door on a couple of sawhorses and remove all metal hardware, incorporating hinges, handles, locks, knockers and doorstops. At that point nearly look at the door to confirm the most ideal approach to remove the old finish. Sanding is usually liked to synthetic stripping. In any case, sanding works best when the door is solid wood with a level surface.
- Begin your sanding with 80 gravel sandpaper fitted to an orbital or palm sander. Sand with the coarse paper until the wood comes to be clear.
- Take out the coarse sand paper and put in a medium grade sandpaper (100 to 120 gravel), and keep sanding. Continue sanding until all surfaces have been covered up with the medium grade sandpaper.
- Switch to fine sandpaper (150 to 180 gravel), and continue sanding until the door is smooth.
- Provided that you don’t prefer the regular finish of the wood of the door, you can add an entering stain to the door. Apply the stain with a swarm paint brush and determine your brush strokes go in the same heading as the grain of the wood.
- Add a finish to the stain or the bare wood. Regular decisions for a shiny finish are varnish, shellac or polyurethane. Apply the finish with an abound paint brush, and sand between layers provided that you are applying more than one cover.
- Reattach all hardware. At that point slide the door go into place and reinsert the hinge pins. This will be less demanding provided that you have an assistant to hold the door unfaltering while you work.
Stripping the Finish Using a Chemical Stripper
- Accompany Steps 1 and 2 of Section 1 to remove the door from the frame, set it on sawhorses and remove all metal hardware incorporating hinges, handles, locks, knockers and doorstops.
- Cover the door with a substance stripper, for example paint remover, and let the stripper set for 15 minutes to a 30 minutes.
- Strip even surfaces with a paint scraper and bended surfaces with a molding scraper. Do one side at once.
- Wash the door with paint more slender. Use the paint more slender quite sparingly. Don’t hurl the wet clothes in a heap. Instead gave them a chance to hang out to dry, so they won’t turn into a fiery breakout risk.
- Rehash steps 3 and 4 if essential.
- Let the door dry completely and after that do a thorough sanding with some fine sandpaper (150 gravel to 180 gravel). Continue as in Section 1.