15 idées DIY pour décorer votre salle de bain à petit prix
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Buying a wood front door is not a secret in your home. It is not the cheapest type of exterior door you can buy, but it will probably be many years longer than most other types of doors. Unlike other more thin media, external wood doors are built to stand over the time test. But the best part about owning a wood front door is probably the fact that it can be repaired. If you have a fiberglass door, there is not much you can do about chipping or depth gauges that can end up on the surface. External wood doors are a home investment that are not becoming a lifetime if properly maintained.
Polishing is the first step you take to maintain the look of your wooden door. In time, you will find that the painting becomes boring and needs some updating. This is quite normal, especially for the outside, which gets direct sunlight and exposed to the elements. Polishing external wooden doors is easy. All you need is a good furniture polish and a dust cloth. If you have dirt or other marks on the door, clean them with a wooden approved cleaning before polarizing the door. For this you can use the same detergent that you use for your wooden floors.
Even if you polish your door regularly, the color will fade over time. Exterior doors protected by a storm door and mostly in the shade will last many years before you need to worry about restoring the finish line, but doors often exposed to the elements may need to be spruced up a little earlier. To restore a matte or cracked surface to its previous shine, you must first grind off the outer layer and then wipe off any dust with a clean damp cloth. Then apply only two layers or more of a pale resistant (this is crucial for an exterior door) exterior polyurethane with an ultraviolet inhibitor (this protects the finish from fading in the sun, as sunscreen for your door).
If your door is painted instead of colored, you may encounter some of the same problems. Some colors and brands of color will color faster than others, but you should be able to get a few years of each color. Follow the instructions to keep the finish above, but just choose the color you want. Be sure to get an outer color with some ultraviolet protection.
Trimming of swollen wood
This maintenance method is at the bottom of the list because it will probably be many years before you have to worry about trimming down swollen wood on a new door. But if you have an older door you may notice that the wood has expanded. Maybe it was water damage or maybe it absorbed excess humidity, but your door no longer closes as it should. You need some woodworking tools to pull it off, so if you're not comfortable trimming the swollen wood outside your front door, hire a professional to do it for you.
When you buy a wooden door, you buy a product that is really built to last. They are designed to brave the elements for many years with very little care and maintenance. But if you already had your front doors for a few years, you should at least consider polishing them. Little maintenance will go a long way.