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Why Should I Refinish My Wood Doors?

calander Jun 9 , 2020 user-icon Nash Painting

What would a home or business be without doors? Not only do doors allow people to enter and exit a property -- they also serve as important visual cues, setting the tone for how welcoming (or unwelcoming) the property may be. If your doors have begun to deteriorate from impact, moisture, UV rays -- you name it -- what should you do? A full door replacement is often costly and not always necessary. Before considering this option, then, think about refinishing your wood doors instead. Let’s explain what door refinishing entails and go over its benefits.

What is Door Refinishing?

Simply put, door refinishing refers to several tasks aimed at restoring or enhancing a door’s appearance while reinforcing its integrity. These tasks often include stripping old stain or paint, sanding the surface, applying new stain, and replacing hardware.

Why Refinish Your Wood Doors?

The benefits of door refinishing may speak for themselves, but you might still wonder whether this process is necessary or worthwhile. So, let’s explore these various benefits in detail.

Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

When viewing a home from afar, the front door is often the first feature one notices. As such, your home’s front door contributes greatly to its overall curb appeal. Indeed, a new or newly refinished front door can boost a home’s market value by thousands of dollars. With this in mind, having your wood doors professionally refinished by reliable residential painting services is a strong investment that may yield a positive return if and when you decide to sell. And if you don’t plan on selling your home, it’s still smart to keep up your home’s appearance and value.

Attract More Customers

Refinished wood doors also boost a business’ curb appeal, which, in turn, incentivizes more customers to enter. Whether we realize it or not, the front door of a business affects our opinion of the establishment before we get inside. If said door is faded and/or falling apart, it sends the wrong message to potential customers. Conversely, a strong, bright, refinished wood door is welcoming and tells customers that the business takes pride in itself.

Preserve the Life of Your Wood

After all this time, wood doors are still in style for a reason, in no small part because they look beautiful and remain sturdy when properly maintained. This maintenance is crucial, though, as bare wood is vulnerable to various threats, such as moisture intrusion, pests, erosion, and more. As it turns out, having your doors refinished is a powerful way to prolong the lifespan of your wood doors. The sanding process makes the wood more receptive to stain, and the stain itself penetrates the wood, protecting its pores from invasion and providing a shield from UV rays, impact, wind, etc. Your average local painters may only be able to protect your door for 3-4 months, but Nash Painting can deliver results that last 8-10 times longer. This added protection will save you time and money in the long run, helping you to avoid major repairs or door replacements down the road.

Ultimately, if you want to keep your wood doors around for a long time and maintain their natural beauty, you should refinish them when the time is right. If you’re not sure when to invest in a refinishing job, contact Nash Painting, a trusted, experienced Nashville painting company. Our professional home painting services include door refinishing, surface preparation, pressure washing, wallpaper removal, and more. For more about us, our services, and our values, call us at 615- 829-6858 today!