Front Door Restoration

As spring arrives, many of us are inspired to refresh our homes and rejuvenate our living spaces. One area that often gets overlooked but can make a significant impact is the front door. Your front door is the first impression guests have of your home! After the winter months (and frankly several years of neglect) ours was looking super faded. Here’s how I used Restor-A-Finish to renew and revitalize our front door this spring.

Whether your front door is made of oak, mahogany, cherry, or another type of wood, Restor-A-Finish offers different stain colors and it’s a simple, yet effective solution to bring back its original beauty. This product is especially beneficial for doors that have faded, developed scratches, or lost their luster over time due to exposure to the elements.

Note: I have heard that it can be tricky to sand down to a raw finish when using this product. Thought I couldn’t find any evidence to support this, proceed at your own risk. 😉

Step 1: Preparation
Before applying Restor-A-Finish, it’s essential to prepare your front door properly. Start by cleaning the surface to remove dirt, dust, and grime. You can use a gentle wood cleaner or a mixture of mild soap and water for this purpose. Once the door is clean and dry, inspect it for any major damage or deep scratches that may need additional attention.

Step 2: Applying Restor-A-Finish
Once the door is prepped, it’s time to apply Restor-A-Finish. Again, this product comes in various shades to match different wood tones, so be sure to choose the one that best matches your door’s original color. Using a soft cloth or dish sponge like I did, apply the Restor-A-Finish in a circular motion, working with the grain of the wood. Start with a small area to test the color and adjust as needed.

Step 3: Buffing and Finishing
Using a clean cloth or buffing pad, gently buff the surface to remove any excess product and achieve a smooth, even finish. That’s it!

I loved that this was a quick project that had amazing, instant results! The product is great at concealing scratches, and restoring faded and worned wood. Consider using it to restore your faded floors, or vintage furniture! This spring, give your front door the attention it deserves and enjoy a refreshed and inviting entryway to your home.

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