Nothing can be more interesting than a front door that resembles a nicely finished piece of furniture. Over the past few years, it has become really popular on good homes to install solid wood entry doors in different exotic species. One of the most common downsides to exposing a wooden entry door finish to exterior elements is that it requires
Literally, entry doors take a lot of abuses from the external elements. If your entry door and garage doorsare looking a bit shabby, it’s probably the time to refinish it and replacing the hardware.
Mentioned below are the points that you need to follow when refinishing an entry door and garage doors.
Remove The Hinge Pins:
You need to remove the hinge pins from the door by placing a flat screwdriver right under the lip at the top of each pin. You can even use a hammer to tap the bottom of the screwdriver handle. This will help the pin to rise up out of the hinge. You need to follow the same process for all hinge pins from all entry and garage doors.
Remove The Doors:
Once you have removed all the hinges from the doors, you need to remove the door from the hinges. If the hinges are removed properly, it should easily slide out from the doorframe since the hinge pins are no longer holding the door in place.
Scrape Out All Loose Varnish:
You need to remove all loose, blistered, and peeling varnish with a paint scraper.It is also important to sand all the surfaces of the entry or garage doors using an electric sander with coarse sandpaper. This will help you to remove the old varnish and stain. In order to get the best surface, you can change the sandpaper in the sander to a coarser sand paper and sand the flat surfaces of the door again. The fine grit sand paper will leave a smooth surface on the door. You also need to hand-sand the door moldings by using a swift back-and-forth motion with at least three sandpaper grits following the same steps that you followed earlier. When you are done, you need to use a tacky cloth to remove all dust from the door’s surface.
Apply Clear Wood Varnish:
You need to apply a clear wood varnish to the entry or garage doors by using a paint brush. However, don’t forget to apply a clear wood preservative with a paint brush.