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Sun Damage & Restored

The sun is a killer of a nice finish!

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DONE
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In Eynon. A Classic & beautiful wood door - BEFORE:
 

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........AFTER:

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.....HERE'S A DOOR I DID ABOUT 25 YEARS AGO >
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- IT NEEDED A NEW CLEAR COAT EVERY SO OFTEN.

SO...... WE RE-DID IT........
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..........DONE.............

The inside - still like NEW. Matches their wood!
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I did BOTH sides 25 yrs. ago. THE inside's still like NEW!

 
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A beautiful door facing EAST:

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BEFORE........BUT, we got it before the sun did!

 
 
. . . Restored:

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FROM THE ROAD...........

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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I didn't do the original graining here:
 
The sun got to the outside and the dog got to the inside.
 
BEFORE:

A storm can cook your door's finish in the sun:
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OUTSIDE - BEHIND GLASS - A greenhouse effect !

The homeowner put a solid color dark brown over the damaged woodgraining. That helped for a while.
 
The dark colors absorb the U.V. rays from the sun and the storm door's glass magnifies it {a greenhouse effect}, as in this case.
 
Lighter colors hold up better in the sun!  Plus,  I have some suggestions to keep your finish nice!

OUTSIDE:
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Inside. . . . .

INSIDE. The dog's paws landed at the window.
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You can see it's a different graining style than mine.

 
I touched up the inside and blended it into the original graining (don't have a photo)
 
and I totally re-did the outside -
 
DONE:

OUTSIDE, RE-DONE.
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     You should put your screen in from April until November.  The glass in the storm increases the temperature of your door.  It acts like a magnifying glass. The sun "cools" your finish!  You can also tint your glass with U.V. protective tint (from an auto supply store), to give your finish a long life.

 
NEXT:
A good steel garage door below.  It looks like rust but it's not.  The paint is oxidized from the sun.

BEFORE . . . .OXIDIZED . . .
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Not rust - just oxidized paint. . . . . BEFORE:
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Getting ready to put the last coat on. A solid color , slightly lighter than original:

Getting ready to apply last coat.
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The last coat (it's still drying):

DONE. . . . . Still wet on the bottom panels.
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Move your door up and down a few feet every hour or so after it's painted.  Let it stay partly opened in different spots so it will dry between the panels - before closing for the night.

 
 
Another door:
 
Somebody did a nice job straight graining this door twenty some years ago!  Facing west-ish it gets only a little sun (that's good).
 
Now with a little touch up - it will last another 20 years!

BEFORE:
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IN THE PROCESS . . .
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DONE . . . .
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Almost like NEW again!

 
 
This is a factory vinyl applied woodgrain.   As you can see the sun is beating it up pretty good.   It has actually burned the vinyl off!   The door is facing due south and gets a lot of sun. BUT - it looks like brand new inside!

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Cooked!
That's bare metal - the gray spot!

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Literally FRIED !

Being the sun is doing so much damage (facing south), plus the glass in the storm is creating a "greenhouse effect" (like a magnifying glass) and the customer wanted to reduce the maintenance - I suggested we do it in solid white.  It will reflect the sun and the paint will last longer.

The customer painted the storm:
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I painted the door & side lites.

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Here is another "sun fried" factory vinyl woodgrained door facing due east.
 
The storm {glass} creates a greenhouse effect and magnifies the sun.
 
I haven't worked on it - yet.

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