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A Custom Finish for Affordable Doors

Layers of dye and glaze add instant character to an inexpensive interior door

A door that looks like a million bucks doesn't have to cost a fortune. Finisher Peter Gedrys shares his professional advice on creating custom finishes to make beautiful, one-of-a-kind doors. For Gedrys, the beauty comes from layering different staining products to achieve unique colors. Gedrys begins his process by sanding and washing the door's surface. Next, he dyes and seals the door. Finally, he applies glaze and a top coat of shellac and wax. This article includes a sidebar about how to layer products to create a perfect look.

A Custom Finish for Affordable Doors
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