We have been experiencing some seriously hot and sunny weather over the past few weeks. For some of us, this is a great opportunity to catch some rays and spend some time outdoors. However, the strong sunlight and hot weather does take its toll on some of our exposed furniture and furnishings. I have noticed that some of our items on the window-sill and near the windows at home have been affected by fading from the sun. Outdoor items such as fences and sheds may become dry and require re-treatment or repainting.
Years of exposure to the sun can cause damage to an external door. You are most likely to spot this as you look at your door in the bright sun. If your wooden door is looking a bit worse for wear then it may be time to look for a new one and Doorsan have a wide range to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. If your door is generally sound, but it is in need of an update then you may wish to give it a face lift (or re-finish it). This can take a bit of work and you will need to remove the door to do it property, however it is relatively straightforward if you are competent at DIY.
You will find details about finishing your timber door in the "Door Finishing" section of the website. Prior to following these instructions you will need to sand and prepare the door. You can always call our friendly customers services team for tips and advice about finishing your door whether it is an external or internal door. We sell a selection of paints and varnishes including base coats and top coats, which are specially designed for external timber doors and comply with the latest environmental legislation regarding timber finishes. Look at the Sadolin and Sikkens products on our website, these contain UV filters specially designed to protect timber in areas of high sun exposure. These products also give guidance on finishing and maintaining the quality of your timber door so you can be sure you will get the right level of coverage and protection.