Finishing

FINISHING PREPARATION

 

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE GUIDELINES WILL AFFECT YOUR WARRANTY

1. To ensure uniform moisture exposure and dimensional control, all surfaces including the top and bottom must be treated equally.

2. Before applying first finishing coat, remove all handling marks, raised grain scuffs, burnishes, and other undesirable blemishes by block sanding all horizontal surfaces in a horizontal position. For wood doors, Sand entire door lightly with 180-grit sandpaper. To avoid cross-grain scratches sand in the direction of the grain.

3. After sanding, clean entire door with a slightly damp cloth, removing al dust and foreign debris. (Avoid caustic or abrasive materials.)

4. If necessary, adjust components before finishing properly. (Wood panels can “float.”) Carefully realign with a wood block and hammer.

5. Before finishing, hang the door. Then remove to finish properly. Do not finish during or after high-moisture periods. Door must be dry before finishing.

6. Avoid dark colored finishes if the door id exposed to direct sunlight. This will reduce the chance of warping and veneer checking.

7. Certain species of wood contain chemicals that react unfavorably to some finishes or to foreign materials in the finishing system. Whenever possible, test your finish prior to application and eliminate the use of steel wool on bare wood, avoid rusty containers or any other contaminate.

8. Softwoods like pine, fir, and hemlock take stains differently and may appear uneven or blotchy after staining. If the door is to be stained, a wood conditioned or stain control should be applied prior to staining to promote a uniform appearance and avoid sharp color contrasts or a blotchy appearance. Note: as the sealer allows for even stain application, it also reduces grain contrast and the depth of stain penetration. If grain contrast is desired pre-stain sealer or wood conditioner should hot be used. As with all finishes, test prior to application, talk with a pa9int professional regarding this application.

EXTERIOR FINISHING

A. STAIN – AND – CLEAR FINISHING
1. Stain the door using a quality oil or alkyd-resin-based stain.

2. Finish the door with a quality exterior solvent-borne or water borne polyurethane. Most quality exterior finishes require a minimum of two coats. Refer to finish manufacturer instructions. A marine-grade varnish is recommended on all exterior doors. Note: If a pre-stain sealer was not used, waterborne finishes increase the potential of veneer splits and grain raise.

3. All six sides must be finished prior to final installation to comply with warranty.

4. Exterior stain-and-clear finishes perform better id protected from sunlight and moisture. Inspect finish once a year and refinish as needed.

5. Natural grain and color variations are normal and not considered manufacturer defects.

B. PAINT FINISH
1. Seal door with a quality oil-based primer and two top coats of an exterior oil-based or all-acrylic latex paint.

2. Exterior door finishes perform better if protected from sunlight and moisture. Inspect finish once a year and refinish as needed.

3. All six sides must be finished prior to final installation to comply with warranty.

Caution; JELD-WEN Premium Wood Doors can’t evaluate all available paints, strains or application requirements. Consult your paint dealer for systems best suited for your region and exposure. Always use top quality finishes and follow instructions on finish labels.

INTERIOR FINISHING

A. STAIN-AND-CLEAR FINISHING
1. Finish the door with a quality solvent-borne or waterborne polyurethane.

Note: If a pre-stain sealer was not used, waterborne finishes increase the potential of veneer splits, highlighted joints and grain raise.

2. All six sides must be finished prior to final installation to comply with warranty.

3. Natural grain and color variations are normal and not considered manufacturing defects.

B. PAINT FINISH
1. Seal door with a quality oil-based primer and two top coats of an interior oil-based or acrylic latex paint.

2. All six sides must be finished prior to final installation to comply with warranty.