Prior to our arrival this door had been worked on by another contractor. He botched it thoroughly and then attempted to strip off his finish. This was botched also, so that when we arrived we found a door that required extensive prep work.
Here’s what we did:
1- Scrub with lacquer thinner and a scrubbing pad
2- sand (vigorously!)
3- apply stain
4- apply a sealer coat of thinned down
6- apply a coat of glaze color
7- apply 1 coat of catalyzed polyurethane
9- apply 2nd coat of catalyzed polyurethane
10- apply 3rd and final coat of catalyzed
polyurethane as soon as the 2nd coat starts
flashing off but before it dries.
To view the process watch the slide show below.