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Common Mistakes to Avoid in Exterior Wood Door Refinishing


In every home, owners would always try their best to prolong the life and use of their home components. And this includes their exterior wood doors. Refinishing and refining such structures is one of the longest and most used methods in taking care of doors.

            This is why, it is crucial to ensure that you are performing the right steps and are aware of the dos and don’ts during, and after the refinishing project. To give you a more detailed and specific view, here are some of the common mistakes that people often perform during the refinishing of exterior wood doors.

Poor Sanding

            Sanding may seem like an easy task for many. However, it is more complex than we think. Since not sanding the wooden door properly or doing it against the grain can leave sander marks, this accounts for the unsightly marks that can be seen on the surface.

            To avoid this, you should pay attention to how you are sanding. In addition, it is highly recommended to use fine-grit sandpaper to eliminate the visible sand marks.

Leaving Scratches on the Glass

            When it comes to exterior wooden doors, there are designs that have glass as an inclusive feature. And in most cases, whenever the wood surface is being sanded off, the glass present on the door obtains several scratches brought by the sandpaper.

            To maintain the sleekness and quality of the glass, it is important to carefully yet thoroughly sand the wooden area to avoid creating marks on the glass surface.

Bad Varnish

            Varnish is the key factor in making your exterior wooden door look as good as new. Other than providing the shininess it needs, it also serves as protection for the surface of the door. Thus prolonging its use and making the wood refinishing efforts worth it in the end.

            As a homeowner, you should have an ample amount of knowledge on what type and kind of varnish work well with your exterior wooden door. To avoid ending up with an unmatched and bad varnish.