Here in the Southeast region of Texas near the Gulf Coast, there are many factors that can create havoc to your wooden door and its exterior finish. Those factors include moisture, extreme temperature changes, and worst of all the Sun. UV light can turn a doors finish into a blemish quickly, many years prematurely for that matter.
Your door is most likely the first and last feature someone will see while visiting and having a tattered, weathered and worn door is not the best impression you want, especially if your home is up for sale. Here is a quick look at the process of door refinishing.
After removing the door to a shaded area and taping up the entryway with a temporary cover, we begin the stripping process. The removal of the old stain and sealer is a must to ensure the new stain will have proper penetration and adhesion.
Once the old stain and sealer have been removed 100%, we condition the wood. After about 15 minutes later we apply the stain evenly with a pad or brush if needed. Applying it slowly and several times over so to achieve the true color tone of the stain. Mopping up any excess on the surface.
After the stain has dried, we then apply a spar urethane to add that protection from the damaging effects of UV light, along with adding a satin or semi-gloss look per the customer's request. Following the customers approval, we re-install the door and the rest is history.