Finishing interior doors: basic materials and types of finishes

Sometimes a couple of touches of decor and any product takes on a completely different look. This statement is also true for door structures. Today, decorating interior doors with your own hands is a great way to change the interior of an apartment for the better: make it mysterious and unique. However, this action has its own not so much laws and rules, but certain nuances that should be taken into account.

This procedure can be carried out in several ways:






In addition, it is possible to decorate structures with carvings, inlays or overhead elements.

The first process is preparation

Obviously, any surface must be suitably prepared before being decorated. If we talk about door structures, then their outer sides should not contain various kinds of chips, creases and other cracks. Preparing doors also involves grinding their surfaces. And only after it you can start creating a unique image, in accordance with your ideas about beauty.

Veneer, staining, varnish and coloring solutions

When is the best time to use veneer? It is most expedient to use expensive wood veneer in the case when door structures are represented by products made from chips and sawdust, as well as low-value wood species. This product should only be applied to prepared surfaces. It is glued either obliquely to the fibers or across. Veneer is quite inexpensive and is a budget option for finishing.

Staining is used to give the interior doors of the dwelling a different shade. It can be either superficial or deep. Experts recommend using a stain color that is closest to natural shades. Excessive “chemistry” of shades is not very well perceived visually. A huge range of dyes available today to the buyer allows you to achieve the desired result without much difficulty.

All kinds of varnishes allow to enhance the brightness of the texture of the door. The use of natural resins will give wood surfaces a lively and warm color. After applying varnish to the door structure, it needs to be sanded again and polished. Why polishing is needed? The fact is that after applying the varnish, the surface becomes matte. Polishing helps to make it transparent. And a mirror shine can be achieved only after thorough drying of the surface.

A fairly popular finishing agent is aqueous solutions of dyes. Both organic and inorganic. They are used to give the color more depth, as well as enhance the natural color of the wood. Choosing the right solution is as easy as shelling pears: take a look at the label on the package. As a rule, the appropriate color is marked by the name of the tree. For example, bog oak, beech, pine and so on.

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