Wood Garage Door Restoration in Minneapolis and St Paul

Wood garage doors are a specialty item and should be treated as such.  A newly refinished garage door will add richness and character to the front of your home.  

Priming and painting a garage door is a relatively simple task, but when it comes to restoration and re-finishing, the task is more complex.  Usually, the preparation process includes the following:

  • Apply a sodium hydroxide based stripping chemical to emulsify dirt and the previous stain
  • Pressure clean to remove contaminates
  • Apply a conditioner to neutralize pH and suppress tannin stains
  • Sand and remove dust

This process should remove 95% of the previous stain. To avoid glossy and blotchy areas, it’s important the old stain is removed before new stain is applied.

After we have prepared your garage door, we apply a premium stain called Sikkens log and siding. The first coat gives the garage door its color and the second coat is where the real beauty shines through with its satin sheen.

See an example of a wooden garage door restoration by watching the video below.

Wooden Garage Door Maintenance

After we have fully restored your garage door, you can expect an easy maintenance process every 5-6 years.

Maintenance coats include cleaning the surfaces with soap and water. After the surface is clean, we apply one coat of a clear maintenance coat from Sikkens.  This maintenance coat will give you enough protection for another 5-6 years.  Its important not to let the shine or sheen wear off your garage door before applying a maintenance coat.  If the sheen wears off and the wood is exposed, you may need a full restore again.