Because WudGres doors are crafted with only the finest materials, you can choose from a wide variety of stain or paint possibilities. Paint dealers have a broad selection of color chips on hand to demonstrate the look you can achieve when staining fine wood such asAcacia and BurmaTeak used inWudGres doors. If you choose paint instead of stain, you can apply either oil-base or latex resin-base paints over an oil-base primer. However, take care in following the finishing instructions provided here.Also, be sure to evaluate the conditions yourWudGres door must endure, such as direct exposure to severe climates, before deciding on the specific finish to use.All WudGres doors must be finished shortly before or after installation. CAUTION : If during the finish process you are having issues and/ or identify problems with your door, stop finishing immediately and contact the company
Either oil-base or latex resin-base exterior grade paints may be used with success on panel and solid white doors.Oil-base paints offer more resistance to the passage of water (liquid and vapour) than latex resin-base paints, but the latter have better durability and color retention. Doors should be sealed with a good quality oil-base primer followed by two top coats of either an oil-base or latex resin-base paint. Of course, both primer and top coat should be made by the same manufacturer and designed to be used as a combination.
YourWudGres door's finish will require some simple, periodic maintenance to keep it looking great and provide proper protection against the elements. Regular finish maintenance is also a requirement of the warranty that's included with everyWudgres door. Here are some signs to watch for.They indicate that it's time for some simple, easy-to-perform maintenance:
If you live in a severe climate or your entry receives a lot of direct sunlight from a southern or western exposure, you'll want to examine your door's finish often. Depending on the conditions,you may also need to maintain the door finish more frequently. It is important to note that wood has inherent dynamic qualities. Over time, small surface "imperfections" may appear, and the door may shrink or swell slightly as it "breathes" with climate changes.These characteristics are perfectly normal, reflecting the natural aging process of a wood door, and they should not be considered defects.To minimize these occurrences, protect your door with the right finish and an adequate overhang.