b'Finishing InstructionsHANDLING 6.Do not use dark colored stains or paint on doors exposed to sunlight, as some expansion and contraction of doorWood doors should be treated like fine wood furniture.parts may occur. Further, a dark colored stain or paint may1.Do not drag doors or walk on them.void the doors warranty.2.Do not subject them to extreme or rapid changes in7.If the glass in your door does not come with a factory humidity or heat.applied protective film, it is the finishers responsibility to protect the glass prior to and during finishing.3.Doors must be finished within 72 hours upon delivery to8.Plastic film protection on the glass should be removed the job site.immediately after applying the finish. Failure to remove4.Doors stored on a job site must have all surfaces sealed the plastic film at this time may cause harm to the glass with a high quality sealant to prevent moisture absorption.and may create difficulty in removing the film. Use caution (Primer coat does not have sealing properties)to avoid scratching the glass.PREPARATION FOR FINISHING 9.It is the finishers responsibility to protect glass prior to and during finishing. Caution must be used when cleaning1.Machine and hang the door before finishing and then glass as not to scratch the glass. Glass that is scratched remove the door slab from its opening to properly finish. due to cleaning is not covered by the warranty. Doors must be sealed prior to installation of hardware or10.For doors 7 and taller, a multi-point locking system isexposure to moisture and weather. Apply finish behindrecommended. hinges in bores and mortises. Doors must be properly finished immediately before prolong storage. FINISHING2.Adjust or align all door components prior to finishing. Lap the paint or varnish on to any glazed door glass 1/16.Panels and bars float and may become out of alignmentBe sure all moulding miters are completely finished withoutduring shipping and handling. Carefully take a block of gaps. Also be sure there are no gaps where the panel meetswood and mallet and tap the components in alignment. the stiles and rails. A clear silicone cap bead around theUse caution not to damage the door or component during perimeter of the glass is highly recommended in extremethis process. conditions.3.All doors must be sanded prior to finishing. Sand the entire surface with an orbital sander using 150-180 grit sand If You Paint: paper. This is to remove handling marks, fingerprints and residues that may prevent a satisfactory finish. Dark A high quality oil base primer and paint is recommended.stains tend to magnify blemishes. If you are staining your It will last better and provide more protection to your door.door a dark color, extra care needs to be given during theIf you must use a Latex base primer and paint, use a highpreparation process. This may include the need to closely quality product and do not cut or dilute the product. Apply 1-2inspect the door for any imperfections, dirt, residue or coats of primer to all 6 sides of the door then apply 2 coatsglue. Additional sanding may be required to assure a high of paint to all 6 sides. If the door was primed at the factory,quality finish. apply 2 coats of high quality paint.4.Clean the door thoroughly with a cloth to remove all dust Follow the above instruction for preparation includingand foreign materials. Do not use abrasive or caustic sanding. Also, follow the instructions supplied by the paintcleaners on the door. supplier. The warranty is considered void if all 6 sides have 5.All 6 sides of the door must be finished. The edges (top, not been finished properly. bottom and sides) should be coated with each and every coat of finish that is applied to the face of the door. Doors must be dry before finishing.34'