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Stain and Clear Finish
A solvent-borne finish system is recommended for interior doors and may be lacquer-based system. If a brush application is to be used, it is recommended that a pre-sealer be used prior to staining. For best performance, a minimum of two clear topcoats should be used over stains.
Your new wood door has been handcrafted to last for years to come. But, like any fine piece of furniture, its finish will require some simple, periodic maintenance to keep it looking great and provide proper protection against the elements. Regular finish maintenance is also a requirement of the warranty. Complete routine inspections are suggested every 6 months.
Here are some signs to watch for. They indicate that it is time for some simple, easy to perform maintenance:
If you live in a severe climate or your entry receives a lot of direct sunlight from a southern or western exposure, you will want to examine your door’s finish more frequently.
Here is a list of door components and corresponding definitions that might help in your research and planning. Many times it can be so confusing when you just don't understand what contractors are talking about. Once you have a grasp of what some of the terms mean it all seems to make sense.
Click on any letter below to jump to the corresponding section of the list.