Colonial Elegance RDHCR-42-ECOM, RDHCK-42-ECOM, RDBRL-33-ECOM, RDCNY-37-ECOM, RDCHM-37, RDPUR-33-ECOM, RDR38-37-ECOM, RDHCK-33-ECOM, RDCBH-33-ECOM-L, RDC38-42-ECOM User manual

Colonial Elegance RDHCR-42-ECOM, RDHCK-42-ECOM, RDBRL-33-ECOM, RDCNY-37-ECOM, RDCHM-37, RDPUR-33-ECOM, RDR38-37-ECOM, RDHCK-33-ECOM, RDCBH-33-ECOM-L, RDC38-42-ECOM User manual
HOW TO STAIN
WOODEN BARN DOORS
IMPORTANT
Please read and understand the entire procedure before attempting to finish your doors.
Be sure to follow the manufacturers’ instructions on product labels.
You will need drop cloths, paper towels, wood filler, scraper, putty knives, sandpaper, sanding block,
single ply lint-free 100% cotton cloths (clean and dry), tack cloths, stir sticks and quality pure bristle
brushes or applicator.
The beauty of wood is emphasized by using a satin or semi-gloss sealer after the door has been stained.
Your work area should be clean, dust-free (avoid carpeted areas unless you cover the entire carpet with
plastic), well ventilated and out of direct sunlight.
CONSIDERATIONS
When selecting tools for the job, remember that higher quality tools equals higher quality results. White
china bristle brushes work best. Rags for wiping should be 100% cotton, single ply lint-free.
Results achieved may not precisely match the stain color charts. Also, the stained door may not match
exactly the stained wood trim around the door. Test first in order to determine the color and match.
Tinting or thinning the stain may be required to achieve the desired results.
1.
MATERIALS REQUIRED:
 Quality stain and a clear topcoat
Always follow manufacturers’ applications,
directions and recommendations.
 3" to 4" White china bristle brush
 1" China bristle brush
 100% Cotton, lint-free wiping cloth
 Tack cloth
 120 and 320 grit sandpaper and sandblock
2.
PREPARATION:
Door should be allowed to acclimate to the
environment where they will be installed for
at least 48 hours. Avoid finishing immediately
after a rain or damp weather and during
periods of higher than average humidity.
Ensure adequate air flow around all surfaces
of the door when conditioning.
3.
The more care taken in preparing the surface
before the stain is applied, the better the
results. Fill any nail holes and blemishes with
wood filler. These fillers MUST NOT contain
stearates or waxes and should be stainable or
color matched to the wood stain.
4.
Remove handling marks by sanding lightly
with 120 grit sandpaper before applying
finish. Surface should be clean and dry, free of
all dirt, grease, glue stains and machine
marks. Sand again with 320 grit between
coats.
5.
Use a pre-stain conditioner to help prevent
blotching and streaking. The wood conditioner
penetrates the wood, preparing the surface so
that the stain is absorbed evenly.
6.
Wipe down with a tack cloth to ensure a
dust-free finish.
7.
Apply a thin coat of stain with a 3"-4" brush.
Use a wiping cloth to remove excess stain.
When wiping stiles and rails, use long strokes to
prevent stain from pooling where the horizontal
rails and the vertical stiles meet. Only work on
one area of the door at a time.
Start by the door panels, then stain the
horizontal rails and finish with the vertical
door stiles. We recommend finishing with
the door laying horizontal on a bench or
workhorses for better results.
Always finish in the direction of the grain.
8.
Remove any excess stain from the
corners of the panels or lite by feathering with
a dry 1" brush.
9.
Stain all four edges last (top, bottom, left and
right.
Allow door to dry completely for 24 hours. Apply a minimum of two layers of topcoat.
Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for topcoat compatibility with the stain used.
Ensure each coat is dry before applying the next: Sand with 320 grit between topcoats. The entire
door (all 6 sides) must be completely sealed with two coats minimum to restrict moisture absorption.
Apply topcoats over one area at a time, per step 8.
10.
After finishing is completed, install all hardware.
For door with glass, use a sharp blade or utility knife to cut away the protective plastic film leaving
clean edges around the lites.
HOW TO
CARE & MAINTENANCE
Dust with a clean lint-free cloth
Do not use Ammonia based cleaners such as Windex
It is recommended to use a solution of water and a mild soap to clean
wood doors
Dry water off immediately using a lint-free cloth
More difficult stains can be removed by using neutral type weak or
alkaloid type of cleaners
Do not use furniture polish or wax as the wax build up will mar the finish
and also attract dust
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