A few years ago, I took my mahogany front door down and did a complete refinishing: stripping, sanding, staining and finishing it with Minwax® Helmsman® Spar Urethane. It faces west, however, without much shade, so I knew that it would eventually need a fresh coat of protection.
Category Archives: Doors
Upcycling A Pair of Stained Glass Doors
When my good friend Jim called from a local antiques shop, he really sounded excited. He had found these two arts and crafts stained glass cabinet doors and knew they would look great in our home. After a quick measurement, Leigh Ann and I realized they would fit perfectly in our
Those Nasty Door Dings
The doors in our home really do take a daily beating: moving furniture in and out, kicking them open with our foot as we balance four grocery bags, and grinding the edges with dog leashes. Before long we have an assortment of nicks in what had once been a beautiful finished door.
Exploring Gel Stain Possibilities
I get as many questions about Minwax’s® Gel Stain as I do any other single product. Like Minwax® Wood Finish Stain, it is oil-based, so Gel Stain gives you a longer working time than do water-based stains before it starts to dry. But Gel Stain is formulated as a heavy-bodied stain,