Sunlight is maybe the most damaging component to exterior wood. Exterior wood doors, regardless of the fact that stained, frequently bear the brunt of ultraviolet flashes. Don’t hold back on the nature of a protective clear finish for exterior doors. Search for urethane or marine fight varnish with UV protection that will ingest and redirect ultraviolet beams, averting your door and the finish from breaking and blurring. This is particularly significant in sunny climates and with doors with southern or western presentation.
- Remove the door, if handy. Use a mallet and screwdriver to tap the hinge sticks out of the hinges. Lay the door level on saw stallions and remove whatever is left of the door hardware. In the event that it is not down to earth to remove the door, abandon it slightly open while drying and tape plastic sheeting over the interior to keep bugs and climate out.
- Clean the door with gentle cleanser and a grating wipe to remove grime and soil. Permit it to dry.
- Fill holes or holes with exterior wood putty. Pick a color that best matches the existing color of the door, remembering that it will obscure slightly after you apply the varnish.
- Sand the door thoroughly with 180- or 220-gravel sandpaper or a medium-fine sanding wipe. Sand toward the wood grain until the whole surface is smooth and dull.
- Remove sanding dust with a brush or vacuum, then wipe it down with a tack fabric. Tack materials are sticky fabrics, accessible at paint stores, which successfully remove fine dust from sanded surfaces.
- Pour a little varnish into a clean can and apply it to the door with a regular abound 2- or 3-inch brush. Apply the varnish in a slender, even cover, working toward the wood grain. Permit it to dry for the time prescribed on the mark, usually between eight and 12 hours.
- Sand the first layer of dried varnish lightly and remove sanding dust with the tack material. Apply a second layer of varnish and permit it to dry completely before replacing the door hardware or rehanging the door.