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How to restore a period front door by dip stripping

Over the past 30 years, we have painted and restored more period front doors than we can count! One method we use for painting and restoring doors is by dip stripping.

In this post, we show you the various stages that go into restoring period front doors, from being stripped by dipping, to being finished in eggshell.

First, we have the period door dip stripped back to the wood
Aluminium undercoat on stripped door - 7 steps to dip stripping period front doors by Impressions painters and decorators in Dublin
Once this is done, this is followed by the first coat of aluminum primer
Next, the door is sanded and filled
This is then followed by the first layer of the undercoat and then there is more flush-filling
Sanded door with spot undercoat - Period front doors restoration by dip stripping with examples by Impressions Painters and Decorators
The door is then sanded and a spot undercoat is applied. We then let this dry and then it is caulked again
After this, we apply another undercoat
Once the undercoat is dry the final coat is applied. In this example, the door is finished in eggshell. The cleaned and restored brasses are then added back to the door.

This is a lot of work but I think you will agree that the finished door is fantastic!

It is still the original door, which is far more desirable on a period property, especially when it looks this good.

You can see more period doors and new doors that we have restored on our painted and restored doors gallery.  

Do you need your period front door restored?

If the front door on your period house needs restoration then talk to us.  We have been painting and restoring period doors since 1991 and are dedicated to restoring them to the highest level possible. Our reviews from our previous clients are testament to the attention to detail we pay to each and every door. 

You can call Paul today on 0872704879 or fill in the contact form and we’ll call you back.

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