How to Restain a Wood Door

How to Restain a Wood Door

Wood is a fabulous surface to work with. It could be worked into a high lustrous gleam or it can have a smooth, sanded surface. Anybody that has an old solid wood door may as well consider restaining it before they throw it out for another door. Take a breather to restain it and you will be glad for yourself for completing a great venture and safeguarding cash. A percentage of the old wood from 50 years back or more is harder than today's wood and will stand up to refinishing wonderfully.

  1. Remove the door from the divider by lifting the hinge stick from each of the three hinges. Unscrew the hinge plates and the door handle with all its hardware. Provided that there is any viable hardware like cover catches on the door, remove them.
  2. Set the door up on a work seat in an overall ventilated zone. Apply the gel remover to the door in long brush strokes going in the grain of the wood. Permit it to sit as per the time specified on the bearings. Usually this is for something like 10 minutes.
  3. Scrape the mellowed varnish or old paint off the door with a paint scraper. Be mindful so as not to gouge the wood or you will have a mess of sanding to do later. Wipe the paint/varnish onto some old daily paper. Continuously work toward the grain or you will have scratches over your door. Turn the door over and do the same to this side.
  4. Use some fine steel fleece to work off any willful spots, and after that clean the whole surface with a sodden cloth. Permit the surface to dry before proceeding. The wood will be soggy as of right now and the grain will be raised, making it additional hard to get a smooth surface. Rehash on the other side of the door.
  5. Sand the whole door down with a medium gravel sandpaper, again going toward the grain. When it is smooth, change your sandpaper to a fine gravel to get an exceptionally smooth surface. Wipe it down with a microfiber or tack material to remove all the dust.
  6. Apply the stain consistent with the headings on the compartment. Ordinarily it is painted on toward the grain then after that wiped into the wood with a cloth. A considerable measure of the stain will wind up in the cloth, yet continue working it until no more stain is falling off. Finish staining the whole door with this method.
  7. Seal the stain into the wood by applying a varnish or polyurethane covering. Permit it to completely dry and reapply all the hardware. Hang the door once more on the hinges and embed the pins.