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 In Finishing

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Last August we moved into our new home in New Jersey. The house that we purchased was built in the late 1960s and was still endowed with all of its original exterior and interior elements such as the original kitchen, bathrooms, doors, and windows.. you name it. The house truly looked like it had never been painted or updated in any meaningful way. Among the endless dated items and surfaces that required a facelift was the original fir (or was it southern yellow pine?) solid frame and panel doors that have darkened over the years.

We decided that part of the refreshing plan for the house would include painting the doors with opaque color instead of tediously sanding them and then applying two coats of varnish. 

We hired a painting company and the work took a few weeks in July and August at the height of the Northeast heat and humidity season.

This is our basement door, which shows the most panel movement than any other door in our house.


 

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