With delivery times of 1-4 weeks, we can get your antique or new doors ready for installation.
This removes the main headache for consumers and contractors, giving you something ready to install, just as you would receive when ordering new doors.
We can sand them, wax them, stain them, or use custom finishes -or we can provide all of the information to help you do some of the steps yourself, and keep you on budget!
Need to make two small doors into one big one? Is the door too tall, too skinny, or missing a piece? We can do a lot. In the photo here, we created this 36 x 80" front door from two 20 x 102" antiques.
This is the part that makes it look good.
Antique doors sometimes need old finish removed. Doors with dark spots and discoloration need chemical treatment, and everything has to be sanded (at least lightly) before a finish can be properly applied. Single doors and simple projects are cheaper, while 10 foot tall monsters cost a bit more to wrestle around. We'll work with you to provide options.
Standard wax finishes for indoor use: these come in a variety of colors, and stains can be used prior to wax. Why wax? It preserves the antique appeal, but gives a finished look and feel. It's also authentic to what you find on old wooden furnishings. Other finishes are available.
Why finish at all? To prevent stains to the door and make it pleasant to handle and view. Bare woodwork tends to collect grimy marks and handprints.
You can leave it alone, unless it sheds paint or rust when touched. If you want, then we can give it the full treatment: blast it clean, and even seal or paint it. You can see the stark difference with our environmentally clean soda blasting.
You can also go with spray-sealing the old paint on, or blasting off that old pinkish primer and letting it rust naturally.
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