Solid Wood Door Restoration & Refinishing VA

Solid Wood Door Restoration & Refinishing VASolid Wood Door Restoration & Refinishing VA

 

Wood entry door restoration and refinishing contractors usually start with stripping old paint or finishes. Rotten wood may be stabilized and patched with epoxy, or new wood elements patched in. Cracked and split wood panels may be replaced, hardware and art glass restored or replicated, fit of the doors adjusted, and new finishes applied.
Save thousands of dollars by refinishing your doors rather than buying new ones. Commercial Doors require a specialized knowledge to preserve the quality and provide a durable finish that will stand up to both weather and customer abuse. Many times this requires a small annual charge for ongoing maintenance by us once the doors are refinished. This way they always look beautiful and maintenance is always less expensive than a total refinish.
A wood-consolidant (also known as wood stabilizer) will be used to strengthen the wood fibers of the rotted areas and return some of the wood’s structural integrity. For large areas of damage, consider replacing the damaged wood with a new section of wood. For smaller areas of damage and doors to be repainted as in this project, remove any loose or dry-rotted pieces. Sand the door as needed. For a door to be finished as natural wood, completely remove every bit of paint and sand thoroughly. For a door to be repainted, sand rough spots until the door is smooth and ready for paint.
For areas of soft wood (nearly dry-rotted), use a rotted-wood stabilizer. Use a chisel or scraper to remove any badly rotted areas or old wood filler (Image 1).
Apply the stabilizer (Image 2) according to the manufacturer’s instructions and let it dry until the wood hardens.
Sand down the paint around the damaged area to bare wood. Remove any dust.
Using a polyester or epoxy resin filler, fill the damaged area to the surface and cover any voids (Image 3). This will harden to a tough surface ideal for attaching the hardware screws. Allow the filler to harden as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
Sand the finish surface smooth. First use a flat rasp, then rough-grade sandpaper and finally with finishing grade sandpaper.
Solid Wood Door Restoration & Refinishing VA

Solid Wood Door Restoration & Refinishing VA

Solid Wood Door Restoration & Refinishing VA

Solid Wood Door Restoration & Refinishing VA

Solid Wood Door Restoration & Refinishing VA

Solid Wood Door Restoration & Refinishing VA

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