Story of a door
This is the story of a door. An ugly, mauve-ish door—that is no more. I’ll let the photos and captions tell the tale.
To the left you can witness the before, when it was mauve-ish. To the right we have the end result of a lot of stripping and sanding.
And we are stripping. We use Citristrip for paint removal. It doesn’t have all the bad chemicals in it.
It’s like Ronald McDonald’s face melted.
Still stripping. Finally, you can see wood.
Finally, the paint is pretty much gone. Now we sand.
I ran out of time and had to put the door back on partly sanded.
Under all the paint were several holes where old peep holes had been. I plugged them with a dowel.
Back to sanding on another day.
I also stripped all the paint off of the hinges.
And painted them metallic silver so they looked like stainless steel hinges. They will most likely eventually chip, since it is painted brass, but it works for now and doesn’t cost any money.
And all coated. I used Cabot’s as recommended by Linda down at Cottin’s hardware.
I went ahead and redid the oak thresh hold while I was at it.
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