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Common Wood Door Refinishing Mistakes

Common Wood Door Refinishing Mistakes

A wood entry requires a lot more maintenance than any other commercial door. Entry doors in general are faces with the most traffic and they are also exposed to the outside weather. Typically wood doors age a lot quicker than other doors like metal or synthetic, but the good thing is that with something as simple and affordable as wood refinishing, your door is as good as new or even better than before. Many people decide to wood refinish themselves’ majority of times they don’t know what they are doing, and this is where they go wrong:

Many individuals have attempted to refinish their own commercial wood doors while the door itself is still on the hinges. By doing this to your commercial door, you can expect a patchy finish. For better results you need to place the wood door in a sawhorse; this is the correct way to do it.

Another wood door refinishing mistake that people tend to do is that they refinish around the door’s existing hardware. Avoid cracks by installing hardware when the door is still off of the hinges.

We have also seen how many individuals tend to over paint their wood door in little time. Stained finishes are for natural appearances. Id you do not do each layer of paint with a time lapse of a couple of minutes, or hours even, then it will have an unpleasant appearance.

When it comes to wood refinishing, the best thing to do is to leave it to an expert. They have all the tools to complete the task perfectly; they know what to do and how to do it!

For all of your wood refinishing needs rely on the technique, experience, and skill of the experts from The Chicago Door People. We avoid all of these critical mistakes and we commit to making your door appear new again.