Name: Exterior Door Restoration
Location: Milwaukee – Washington Heights
Problem: Exterior home door is in need of restoration and refinishing, as well as the door’s original hardware.
Solution Provided: First we removed the door and brought it to our shop in Shorewood. Once here, we began by removing the hardware to set aside for refinishing and reinstallation later. Then to begin on the door we stripped the exterior of its varnish by sanding it. Once evenly sanded the door was ready for the team to apply fresh coats of the wood stain to match the doors’ original color as closely as possible. When the stain dried we applied 2 coats of polyurethane, lightly sanded in between coats. Next our crew focused on refinishing the removed hardware. First each piece of the hardware was cleaned, then polished. To recreate the original look we applied old world metal finishing techniques with a gun blue patina. With both the door and the hardware finished, our team re-attached the hardware and re-installed the door to the home. To finish the installation we applied new weatherstripping to seal any air leaks and cleaned the glass.
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