Secrets of the Professional Stainers

How to Refinish Wood Entry Door:  Find out Mark’s secret weapon when it comes to wood entry doors and wooden garage doors.

Preparation of Area Around

Before starting any exterior staining of your wood entry doors or wooden garage doors, make sure you properly drop cloth the area.  The stain and varnish can get into your concrete outside, on your entryway tile or even grout areas.  Take the proper precautions.

How to Refinish Wood Entry Door:  Best Products

What are the best products to use on the exterior of your wood entry doors or garage doors?  My advice is Sikkens.  Sikkens makes a great 3-part system:

  • Part 1:  Stain, Part 2:  Stain/Varnish Combo, Part 3:  Topcoat (you can choose from satin or gloss finish)(my favorite:  satin finish)

Best tip:  apply in thin coats, while keeping checking back every few hours.  Patience is your friend.

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on refinishing or replacing your entry door, give me a call.   My team and I have been serving the Plainfield, Naperville, Lisle, Shorewood, Joliet, Oswego, Yorkville, and all of Chicago area for 30+ years.

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