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Old 01-28-2009, 05:19 PM   #1
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a couple of you had helped me with questions about finishing my doors in my house. I am a entry level DIY guy, so please don't pic my pictures apart if you see something that you would have done different. I am providing pictures of another door that needs to be finished, buy will be a good reference of what the door I fixed looked like.

Process of course was alot of chipping of the alot paint that did not adhere to the surface from who knows how long ago, alot of sanding, but not enough, I don't have the patients, and am low on funds so had to conserve the sand paper, lol.








used a wire brush attachment for a drill and went to town on the hinges



lock assembly cleaned up and painted



door handle cleaned up and painted with Rustoleum Hammered Paint


sorry, I thought I had corrected this picture


thanks for looking, and bring on the comments!!


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Old 01-28-2009, 07:38 PM   #2
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Your old door has nice 'character' If you want a perfect door you can always buy a new door.I like the old doors with character. Its like anything else that is hand made, it's beauty is in the imperfection.

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Old 01-29-2009, 06:11 PM   #3
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I like to think that too
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:08 PM   #4
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That was a lot of work. That's a nice looking door and the hardware looks like new. It drives me crazy when people paint over hardware or outlet covers.
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I hope you controlled the dust and wore a mask rated for lead. Those old doors were painted with paint containing lead. My brother has those doors in an old farm house built in 1911. We had the doors dipped to avoid the issue. Stripping the doors is less likely to free up the lead.
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:59 AM   #6
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thanks for all the comments. I actually on have about 14 hours total in the door from start to what I would call finish
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Wow that looks really really good, great style, love the hardware
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looks good. i too am an entry level diyer so you give me hope and inspiration haha. now i just gotta stop being so lazy.
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mferguson> I also like the "Hammertone" types of paints. They can add a lot of character to many a job. Great work, keep going and it will be worth it. Thanks, David

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