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How to Restore a Front Door

Restoration Realities visits a 1925 Colonial-Revival house that's in need of a front-door upgrade. Use these step-by-step instructions to restore a door and add period-authentic hardware.

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Materials

  • door hardware
  • paint stripper
  • wood filler
  • carpenter's glue
  • wood block
  • primer
  • paint-stripper neutralizer
  • polyester resin filler
  • enamel

Tools

  • chip brush
  • sandpaper
  • drop cloths
  • putty knife
  • scraper
  • power sander
  • belt sander
  • cordless drill
  • screwdriver attachment
  • sanding block
  • screwdrivers
  • sawhorses
  • tack cloth
  • flat rasp

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