When your front door looks drab and dreary, it reflects badly on the welcoming feeling and first impression of your home. As most entry doors take a lot of abuse from the elements, if no attention is given, this is bound to happen at some point. If your front door is looking a bit too shabby, then perhaps it’s time to fix it up by refinishing it and replacing the hardware.
Sometimes your doors may be beyond restoration, in which case contacting the door experts in Ireland is best. If your door is worth saving, however, here are a few tips on how to restore composite doors.
First, using the appropriate tools, you should remove all the hardware and take the door off its hinges. Then you can sand, refinish, or prime and paint the door itself. Although a composite door is more impermeable than compared to wood, staining is still possible, but you will need to use a stain designed to have better staying power than a standard exterior stain. When it is dried, then you can hang it back into place. Give it a fresh colour to liven up your front entryway. You can also try using some brand new hardware and a new lock set to really make the door look like new again.
There are also some things you can do to help prevent the degradation of your composite doors over time. Clean it thoroughly once a month, including the door leaf and the frame, with a warm cloth and lightly soapy water. It’s also helpful to maintain the hinges with a little oil every six months. This will allow the door to open and close more easily. You can also add lubricant or oil to locks and all the hardware twice a year, in order to keep everything in great working order.