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How to strip a wooden door

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Learn how to remove layer of paint or stubborn dirt from the surface of a wooden door safely and quickly with the NGO SIKANA

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Need to strip a wooden door? Help is at hand! This step-by-step video will tell you everything you need to strip a wooden door without causing damage to the wood.


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In this video, you'll learn how to strip a wooden door.

stripping, or sanding, a door allows to refurbish it, apply a new coat of paint or simply decorate it.

To do this you'll need: protective tarpaulin sheets, trestles, a heat gun, a sander, a putty knife or metal scraper, an abrasive sponge, a mask, protective goggles and gloves, and a resealable recipient

Sanding a door has 3 possible steps which will outline for you

Step 1: Prepare the door

Cover the floor with a tarpaulin sheet.

Open the windows to ventilate the room.

Then, unhinge and remove the door.

lay it on the trestles, and make sure it is stable.

Step 2: Sanding

Wear a mask, protective goggles and thick gloves. Rubber gloves might melt.

See the video "Use a Heat Gun"

The heat gun comes with a nozzle which will burn off the surface coating

To strip wood, set the temperature of the heat gun to 300 degrees C (or 570degrees F)

Place the heat gun 10cms (4") away from the area to strip, incline/tilt it at a 45 degrees angle

Do not heat the same area for more than 15 seconds

Do not heat the same area for more than 15 seconds, it might burn the paint.

As soon as the coating starts to bubble, scrape it with the putty knife or scraping kit

If your heat gun happens to be inefficient to strip the door use an electric sander.

Use 40 grit sandpaper, which is coarse. place the sandpaper on the sander, turn it on and start sanding.

Start with the edges and go toward the center of the door.

Choose an orbital sander to sand the center of the door

It is best to use an orbital sander to sand the center of the door. which will be easier and faster.

Scrape the last remaining areas of paint with an abrasive sponge.

Step 3: Clean up

Gather the residue in a sealable recipient.

Close the recycling and put it in a recycling bin

You now know how to strip a door


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