Because RCCZ's solid wooden doors are crafted with only the finest materials, you can choose from a wide variety of stain or paint possibilities. Paint dealers have a broad selection of color chips on hand to demonstrate the look you can achieve when staining fine wood such as Douglas Fir, Western Hemlock or Red Oak used in RCCZ wooden doors.
If you choose paint instead of stain, you can apply either oil-base or latex resin-base paints over an oil-base primer. However, take care in following the finishing instructions provided in this brochure. Also, be sure to evaluate the conditions your RCCZ door must endure, such as direct exposure to severe climates, before deciding on the specific finish to use. All RCCZ doors must be finished shortly before or after installation.
Caution: If during the finish process you are having issues and/or identify problems with your door, stop finishing immediately and contact the company from where you purchased your doors.
Preparation For Finishing
1. applying the first coat of finish, sand the entire surface lightly with 5/0 sandpaper (180 grit). This is to remove fingerprints and handling marks.
2. Adjust or align components if necessary before finishing. Wood panels of the wooden door "float" and may be knocked into alignment with a wood block and hammer. Be careful not to damage your solid wooden door.
3. After sanding, clean door thoroughly with a cloth to remove all dust or foreign material. However, avoid using caustic or abrasive cleaners.
4. Hang door before finishing, and then remove to finish properly. Doors must be properly sealed prior to installation of hardware and exposure to moisture or weather. Properly finish door immediately before prolonged storage.
5. All surfaces of the wood door must be properly finished. The edges (top, bottom and sides) should be coated with each and every coat of finish that is applied to the exterior surface of the door. Doors must be dry before finishing.
6. On wooden doors that are glazed with clear glass, the finish used should be flowed from the wood slightly onto the glass. This will provide assurance against water leakage and protect the glazing compound "putty" from drying out.
7. Note: It is the finisher's responsibility to protect glass prior to and during finishing. If using tape, conduct a test of the tape being used on a small area of the glass before applying to a large surface. After finishing, remove the tape as soon as possible.
8. On solid wooden doors that have plastic film protection on glass, removal of plastic film protection immediately after applying the finish is required. Failure to remove the plastic film at this time may cause harm to the glass and will create difficulty in removing the film at a later time. Do not use razor blades or sharp objects to remove the film or clean the glass. These items will scratch the glass.