The front door is the first thing individuals see when they go to your house. It’s likewise greatly unmistakable from the street and makes an impression with passersby. Provided that the finish on your front door has gone through better days, you can strip off the old finish and after that apply new stain and varnish or polyurethane. The procedure itself isn’t hard, however it does require time for one layer of finishing material to dry before applying the following layer.
Strip Off Old Finish
- Remove the door from its hinges. Set it on a workbench or workhorses. Tape off hardware.
- Strip off the old finish. Use a business stripper. Accompany the maker’s instructions. Basically, you apply the stripper to door, permit it to break down the finish, then remove old stain and varnish with a plastic scraper and old cloth.
- Wash door in the wake of stripping old finish. Don’t soak the door with water. Use a shower bottle loaded with plain water, on top of a clean fabric to wash the door and remove any leftovers of the stripping compound.
- Dry it for some hours or overnight. Permit the door to dry in a protected spot before proceeding.
- Sand the door. Start with a medium review of sandpaper and sand lightly. Use a clean, delicate brush to brush off the sanding dust. Next use a fine review of sandpaper and sand lightly. At that point use a delicate brush to brush off sanding dust. At long last, sand lightly with an added fine review of sandpaper. Once more, use a delicate brush to brush off sanding dust.
Stain and Refinish Door
- Arrange surface of door for staining. Wipe the whole door with a tack fabric to remove any remaining particles of sanding dust.
- Stain the door. Use an old delicate fabric to apply the stain. Work in minor territories at once. To start with, apply stain to material and wipe it over a little zone of door. At that point take a clean material and wipe off overabundance stain. Rehash until whole door is stained. Complete this in one session to maintain a strategic distance from boundary of stain between territories done at distinctive times.
- Permit stain to dry as suggested by stain maker.
- Use additional fine review of sandpaper or added fine steel downy and lightly sand stained surface of door.
- Use tack fabric to remove all particles of sanding dust.
- Apply exterior grade varnish or polyurethane finish. Use a paintbrush. To minimize brush marks, don’t brush over regions you’ve recently painted with finish.
- Permit finish to dry as suggested by maker.
- Sand lightly with additional fine sand paper or steel fleece.
- Use a tack fabric to remove sanding dust.
- Apply a second layer of exterior varnish or polyurethane finish. Similarly as with the first layer, permit to dry, sand lightly and wipe off sanding dust. In the event that fancied, you can apply three or even four covers of varnish or polyurethane finish. Remember to sand and remove sanding dust between layers.
- Reinstall door.