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Old 06-15-2019, 08:29 PM   #1
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My brother and sister are going to pay to have someone mulch my Dad's flower gardens. They asked me if I wanted to chip it for that but my Dad asked a while back if I could refinished the exterior of his back door to his house.

I decided this was going to be his gift. After tackling the project the $125 that I'd of had to tossed into the kitty with my brother and sister for the mulch looked like a much easier thing to do

Of course stripping the door means sanding, and lots of it. It's a cross buck door with a diamond pattern window. Lots of nooks and crannies and lots of angles.

Used a sander to strip the flat sections, it went quick, 45 minutes I guess.

Then various methods to strip the details until I got the heat gun out and that was the preferred method for the rest of the stripping. Chemical stripper wasn't going to work to well on this stuff. I tried and it just sat there.

So about 1/2 day later and many, many sanding sheets later.



Then I had to mask off the glass. Nice and slow and laborious.



Then I sprayed the stain on. It's American Walnut.



After that I went home for dinner, it was 6:50. The stain needs to dry for 90 minutes. That's what the sealer said.

Oh... did I say 6:50? I meant 6:20. I'm not waiting that long grrrrr....


So after 70 minutes I put the sealer coat on.




I'm using ML Campbell's Polarion Isolente for the sealer and Polarion 'X' a 2K Polyurethane for the clear. The catalyst is old... Hope it dries.

I have to sand the sealer coat and then apply 2 top coats one after another (wet on tack as they call it), so no sanding between these coats.

Should finish up between 11 and 12 midnite tonight.
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Leo next time I am looking for a striper I am calling you I can see from here you are a great striper
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Uhh...no....

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I should shave my pits if I expect tips.
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Got the final 2 top coats on. What I had was a dull sheen. And I know Dad likes it shinier. So since the finish has been sitting around for a while all the flattening paste sunk to the bottom of the can. I poured the gloss out and then scooped some of the flattening paste into it to dull it down from gloss. I might have gotten it down to semi. It looked pretty shiny when I went back to do the 2nd coat.

I was worried that there might have been something in the finish that wasn't in the upper section where I poured it off. That maybe it wouldn't dry or something. But after an hour I went back and the first top coat had dried enough that I could sand it. I had a couple of plicks in the finish that I sanded down and then a very light scuff on all the flat surfaces. Then did the 2nd coat.

I'll have to get the door down there tomorrow after I pull the tape off the glass. But it looks like it will come out nice.

2nd coat of final finish.
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Glad you found a way to use up your old product.

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Stuff is $140/gal
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A lot of work. They make paint stripping wheels and pads for the grinder. Ever try that? I thought about buying a Fes Ras for this kind of work.....once. it's not my thing but I worried sanding would just gum up.

I salute your patience and skill Mr. Leo.
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The prep part of this is the act of love, even if Leo hates it....
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A lot of work. They make paint stripping wheels and pads for the grinder. Ever try that? I thought about buying a Fes Ras for this kind of work.....once. it's not my thing but I worried sanding would just gum up.

I salute your patience and skill Mr. Leo.
Not sure how that would act around glass. That was the most tedious part.
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11am - 11:45 pm. After 7:50 it was 20 minutes every hour or so. Had dinner about 7pm while letting the stain dry for an hour.







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Back on the hinges.

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Just so glad all I had to refinish was the exterior. The interior is still in nice shape. Probably should have done the hinge side, when I pulled the tape off it looked like some finish came with it. But I've got a can of brush on poly that'll work just fine.

He loves the door. My Mom took care of the maintenance on the front and back doors. I suggested painting the door to make it easier. He wanted it stained, he didn't say why, but I knew. So in honor of my Mom's commitment to keeping the door well preserved, Happy Fathers day Dad.
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Nice job. Too bad your brother and sister will be talking about how you're too cheap to go in on some mulch.

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Nice job Leo.

Doors are why I got a soda blaster.

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