new door re-do

Dreuxgrad

Ed
Senior User
Have a project for some friends. They bought a "new" front door. It came with compression marks, screw holes and white paint marks. She wants it freshened up, but with a matte sheen.
How should I test the finish to find a compatible over coat? Chemical, sand, shellac and poly....?
 

Mike Davis

Mike
Corporate Member
It's a clear finish?

I use a q-tip with a little solvent to see what will lift the finish

Alcohol = shallac
Lacquer thinner = lacquer - Very small amount
Paint stripper = polyurethane
 

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