Treating and maintaining your doors

Doors need to be looked after. Knowing how to treat your door is a very important factor in maximising its performance. For example, Oak, Mahogany and Pine doors will last considerably longer when the correct treatments are applied.

Here is some advice about what action you should be taking to get the most out of your door and also some hints and tips that cover for repair and maintenance issues:

To decorate any door, use the general directions below for Exterior or Interior Doors and Frames including veneered, solid timber or bespoke products.

  1. For a painted finish, use a primer, followed with two layers of an undercoat, and then finish with a minimum two top coats. YOU MUST ONLY USED OIL BASED OR SOLVENT BASED PAINT THAT IS MICROPOROUS. 
  2. Remember to sand the doors down lightly in between each coat. 
  3. For a stain finish: YOU MUST ONLY USED OIL BASED OR SOLVENT BASED STAIN THAT IS MICROPOROUS
  4. Again, remember to sand the doors down lightly in between each coat. 
  5. Please make sure that no water based decorating products or Wax or Danish Oil of any type are used on any door that is solid OR veneered.
  6. Exceptions; Interior doors can have a varnish used but again it must be solvent based or oil based.
  7. if in doubt please ask for our advice.

The DirectDoors.com site is based on compatibility and will try and guide you to buy the product that is best suited for your door, eg; the correct hinges, the correct latch or lock for a particular type of handle and so on.

Whatever you want we have it!

Any questions, email info@directdoors.com and ask "Chippy"