Valid wood gives a warmth and grace that no engineered material can match. Sadly, the cost of having a genuine mahogany wood front door is that it will inevitably hints at wear, tear and climate damage. Not to stress. It is not tricky to restore mahogany wood. It’s best to bring the door down for the first part, then after that re-hang it to apply the finish. If you are working with stain or paint, the steps underneath will help you in refinishing mahogany to its previous radiance.
- Clean your mahogany door thoroughly with a de-lubing cleanser and a wipe that is barely clammy. Wipe it dry with a clean, build up free fabric.
- Lay the door on an even surface and use an elastic hammer to tenderly adjust any sheets or hardware that has gotten distorted or released. Use glass focuses (accessible at hardware stores) to determine any glass insets are sitting solidly in the door. Re-caulk around the glass if the climate seal has deteriorated.
- Re-hang the door, adjusting or replacing hardware, handles and bolts as required.
- Use 180-gravel sandpaper and a palm sander to strip off any old varnish. Don’t press too hard, just let the palm sander do the work. Wipe away any dust with a clean, build up free material.
- Apply a stain and filler synthesis to color the wood and smooth out the grain. Use a delicate fabric to wipe away the stain and control the profundity of the tint. Let the first layer dry completely. Apply a second layer assuming that you need a deeper tint. Gave that a chance to cover dry completely.
- Use a brush to apply a cover of clear polyurethane top layer. Gave it a chance to dry completely then afterward sand it down with 220-gravel or finer sandpaper. Wipe away all dust and apply an alternate cover of polyurethane, making a point to cover the top, bottom and both side edges of the door. Feather the clear sealer onto the edges of any glass embeds to protect the weatherproofing.
- Do steps 1, 2 and 3 above.
- Use a palm sander and 220-gravel sandpaper to smooth out any scratches, gouges and chipped paint. Wipe the door clean with a delicate, build up free fabric.
- Apply a layer of oil-based first stage to the front, back and all edges of the door. Gave it a chance to dry completely.
- Paint over the first stage with oil-based paint that is made by the same producer as your first stage, so you realize that they will hold fast properly to one another. Let the paint dry completely.
- Apply a second layer of paint, and gave it a chance to dry completely before permitting anybody to use the door.