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 door's finish into a blemish much faster than one expects.
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 to give, especially if your home is up for sale. Here is a quick look at the process of door refinishing.
After removing the door and placing it in a shaded area, then 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 then condition the wood. Within 15 minutes of applying the conditoner, we begin to add the new stain carefully, Applying it thoroughly, we bring out the rich and vibrant color of the door. Wiping up any excess on the surface.
After the stain has dried, we then apply a spar urethane to add that extra layer of protection from the damaging effects of UV light. This final coat comes in a satin or semi-gloss finish depending on the customer's request. Following the customer's approval, we re-install the door and the rest is history.