Monday, September 4, 2017

Before and After: Exterior Entrance Door

By Gretchen Sawatzki

There's nothing like a beautiful, old hardwood entrance door on the exterior of a home. Hardwood can withstand all types of weather and if treated right, cleaned and cared for it will last a lifetime and then some.

Exterior door before restoration.
Photo by Michael Newberry for Materials Unlimited

For our customers, the Deardorffs, their door was a beautiful antique hardwood gem with original leaded tulip glass window, but with years of wear and tear it needed a good facelift to keep it looking its best!

Exterior door after restoration.
Photo by Michael Newberry for Materials Unlimited

First the door needed to be safely removed from its jamb, stripped of its old finish and sanded. After several rounds of good sanding, the door was ready for its new finish. The door was sanded after each finish application to ensure an even coloration.

After three coats it was perfect and reinstalled back in its beloved home to stand guard for another 100 years!

Does your door need a facelift? Give us a call for your restoration estimate today (734) 483-6980 or visit us in-store at 2 W. Michigan Ave. Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197.

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