Do you want your guests and people walking down the street to say “WOW!” when they look at your home? Your front door is part of what makes that important first impression. For an easy upgrade, try this DIY project and refinish your wood front door.
Contributing editor of Better Homes and Gardens, Danny Lipford, offers the following instructions that can help you turn your old wood door into an attractive conversation piece:
Step 1: Remove the pins of the hinges. (Tip: Remove the top pin last.)
Step 2: Remove the hinges from the door.
Step 3: Set the door up on sawhorses to protect the surface during the sanding and finish.
Step 4: Remove the hardware. (Tip: Carefully make note of how they are attached. Take pictures if necessary.)
Step 5: Remove the existing finish.
Step 6: Stain and finish the door. (Tip: Use sprayer for best outcome.)
Step 7: Install a kick plate to dress up the door.
Step 8: Install a door knocker.
Step 9: Re-hang the door once the stain has dried.
Step 10: Enjoy the gorgeous results!
For detailed instruction and photos, read Refinish a Wooden Entry Door.