Glazing The Interior Doors

March 21, 2017 Managed WordPress Migration User No comments exist

We replaced all the interior doors with new ones in this remodel, but despite being quite expensive, the doors were a little plain. This post will show you just how easy it is to totally transform interior doors into something really special. First, start with the pre-hung doors. These were pine, so we coated them in a wood conditioner first (so that not too much stain would penetrate the very soft wood), then added a natural stain/sealant (we used Minwax natural from Home Depot). Here’s the door before staining (left) and the door after staining (right) …

Doesn’t look like much, right? But then Victoria did her design thing and brushed on some decorative glaze. A little tip here – we found that Rustoleum Transformations Decorative Glaze ($15/qt from Home Depot) worked much better than Valspar’s Antiquing Glaze (about the same cost from Lowe’s) – and we tried both …

It was really important to brush the glaze on. Ragging it didn’t work and just made the door look dark. Brushing leaves little stroke marks that really bring out the grain of the wood. Here’s the final result, before hanging in the house …

Do the same for all the other doors – each one an individual piece of art!

We only wanted the doors themselves to be glazed, not the frames they come in (which will be painted in the same color as the rest of the wood trim later), so Jerry had to rig up something to keep the frames straight whilst glazing the doors (look for the orange bungees in the photos). Better than taking the doors on and off at the hinges, as it keeps everything lined up.


Next, to hang them in the house …. 

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