If you don’t know how to refinish your Solid Oak door thresholds, here’s a 3-step procedure that lets you do it yourself and avoid unnecessary added maintenance expense:
1. Remove old finish
A common mistake by people who refinish their own wood is that they don’t remove the old finish completely, or at least to the point when the colour becomes even. This is very important as you cannot readjust your staining once you’ve started staining your wood. So remove the old finish with sandpaper - and be sure to make the wood of equal shade on all areas.
2. Brush a new wood finish
This is quite simple process - you can use an inexpensive paint brush to apply an even finish on all areas of the wood. When you apply the finish, be sure that it is spread evenly. If it is not even, let the wood soak in the finish for 5 to 15 minutes before wiping off any excess. Once, you’re done, let the stain dry for at least 8 hours.
3. Finish it off with a layer of protective coating
Refinished oak can be ruined immediately if not given an added protective coating. So use good protective coating like polyurethane, varnish, lacquer and other similar products for added wood protection. You can apply this with regular paint brushes or rollers - or you can also use an aerosol version if you are not fond of brushing!
For oak door thresholds or other wood materials, maintenance is important. Not only does it beautify your home, it also maintains the wear and tear - so be sure to refinish your oak thresholds when needed by using these tips.