Before : Trim moldings were in terrible condition. There was some water damage and mold growth, and an apparent earlier attempt at refinishing.
Incompatible products had been used on poorly prepared wood.
The door also had an attempt made at scraping, sanding, staining and finishing.
Stripping the sunburst transom light woodwork begins.
Here the door has been stripped and scraped back. It was then sanded as flush as possible but there was a lot of cross-grain gouging from the previous attempt of refinishing.
The sunburst transom has been completely stripped and sanded smooth and is ready for staining.
The gouging and grooved grain pattern on the door was filled with a two-part epoxy and sanded flush again.
Here the surrounding trim and transom has been stained and the door has been primed with tinted oil.
Trims and transom receiving UV protective clear coats.
Completion of the restoration. The door was finish with oil color.
Brass hardware was buffed and waxed.
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