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    Re: Restoring Finish of Old Wooden Front Door

    Thank you very much for all the advice. For yet another opinion I went to my contractor's supplier (I was returning the Sikkens DEK anyway), who was also puzzled by the original plan. Since the...
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    Re: Restoring Finish of Old Wooden Front Door

    Yes, the irony is the contractor sanded off at least fifteen years of evened-out color, in an effort to restore the neglected finish. Too late now.

    Your approach sounds reasonable, especially if...
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    Re: Restoring Finish of Old Wooden Front Door

    I had a similar problem. My painting contractor had his guys sand the doors down to bare wood, then applied Spar Varnish. The wooden screen door and trim don't look anything like the main door...
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    Re: Oil soot damage

    Thanks for the prompt feedback. I got caught up in other projects, and now the painters are here. They're insisting the oil-based primer will cover the damage, but I've cleaned what I can reach,...
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    Oil soot damage

    We experienced damage from oil burner soot that backed up into the house. We're told the problem has now been fixed, by replacing the fire chamber and the installation of a negative pressure cutoff...
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