Wood exterior doors can be modified to make custom wood doors. Insulated glass is an excellent inlay for wood doors. Special cuts must be made to modify the wood door and the glass must be glazed to set it in place. Stained glass can then be placed over this base.
A fiberglass paint stripper will safely remove the clear top coat off a fiberglass door. Fiberglass strippers can be fast acting, so work quickly and choose one appropriate for your door. Here is a list of strippers safe to use on Therma Tru Corporation fiberglass doors.
Fiberglass doors can be painted or stained. Staining fiberglass doors requires a clean surface and drying time between thin coats of stain. Painting fiberglass doors begins with a latex primer before applying exterior paint. Here are some tips for finishing exterior fiberglass doors.
Clear coatings on fiberglass exterior doors take a huge beating - especially clear coatings behind a storm door. I have seen traditional clear finishes and plastic parts on doors melt from the sun's heat. Acid rain, ultraviolet light, and other atmospheric pollutants simply erode clear finishes on fiberglass doors, polished brass and many other outdoor items. The key to minimizing restoration work lies in keeping up with the coatings.
Pocket doors save space but can break down. Replacing pocket doors or installing new pocket door hardware might be all that is needed to revive an old, troublesome pocket door. Here are some pocket doors diy tips.
Installing interior doors is a quick way to update the look of a home. To change the interior door yourself, take accurate measurements of the existing door frame. Manufacturers can make custom interior doors to fit your spaces.
Prehung doors are great if installed correctly. Installing interior pre hung doors relies on plumb door jambs and shims. Don't nail the nails fully in until the pre-hung door has plumb lines on all sides.