A few weeks ago, we finally managed to get round to having our gunky and chipped interior doors dipped and stripped. Not only was it really quick and cheap (only £15 per door) to do, it really made sense to have it done instead of spending hours stripping paint that possibly contains lead.
All of the doors turned our great and after giving them a sand and wax (we’ve waxed our bedroom door and the guest bedroom door so far) and they really look great against the crisp white door frames.
But… (Isn’t there always a but?)
Our bathroom door is still untouched. After spending hours stripping, sanding and paining it not long after we first moved in, we just couldn’t bring ourselves to have it stripped again.
As happy we were with how it turned out, we couldn’t exactly leave one door white and the others in natural waxed pine, could we? So, we’ve had it dipped and stripped, too!
We’ve not sanded and waxed the door yet, but we’ll be using the same method that we used for the other doors. You can read more about how to wax a door here.
We also still have to sand and wax the doors of the office and fourth bedroom, but at least they are now all matching.
I really wasn’t sure about having pine doors, as they would have almost certainly been painted back in the day when the house was built, but I’m actually really happy with how they turned out. The colour and texture of the wood adds a bit of warmth to the rooms without being adding too much wood. It’s also great to have a bathroom door again!
Do you have wooden doors? Are yours painted or do you prefer them to look more natural?