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4 Tips For Polishing Wood Doors

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Wood polishes can give your entry doors a crisp and clean finish that enhances the aesthetic appeal of your home. But using the wrong polish or polishing incorrectly can have a significant impact on the material, and so it’s important to learn from the experts to ensure you’re using the proper techniques for polishing your wood doors. In this article, we’ll present our four tips for wood entry doors polishing.

Avoid Silicone-based Polish

Many homeowners make the mistake of using a silicone-based polish to wood double entry doors. The silicone might have a shiny appeal, but it does little to nourish the wood and in some cases may remove moisture leaving the wood dry and brittle. In addition, once you use a silicone-based polish, you cannot stain or lacquer over it. The polish will have to be mechanically removed.

Be Careful using Clear Wax

Clear wax can often be the ideal polishing solution for use on front entry doors. But for those with limited experience working with the product, it’s important to take time and analyze the application process. Applying too much clear wax will make the wood appear dull and lifeless in all types of light. This means that if you’re going to use clear wax, you should only apply one coat and then buff the material intensely to achieve the ideal appearance.

Use Pigmented Wax to Hide Scratches

You may find that your wood door shows scratches and other types of blemish over time. This can occur simply as a result of repeated use, or due to environmental issues. There are numerous forms of polish designed to hide these imperfections in the wood. Pigmented wax is a great choice if you need to hide small scrapes and nicks on the wood surface.

Always Test the Polish on a Small Patch

Testing the polish is a critical element in the process. You don’t want to begin coating the entire door from the middle of the piece only to find the polish marks the surface of the door. Find a small area in the corner of the door to begin polishing and then wait for an hour or two to ensure the coating doesn’t mark the surface.

By following the tips within this article, you can ensure your wood doors remain at their peak aesthetic best for the coming years. To discuss wood door maintenance with an expert, speak with our trusted team today!

Our doors in Edmonton are made of high-quality wood and will last you for many years.

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