|Forum topic by MariaL||posted 07-15-2015 03:20 PM||786 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
07-15-2015 03:20 PM
I tried to refinish my horribly neglected front door yesterday. After stripping and sanding off layers of crumbling, damaged wood, I ended up with these spots in the middle where I sanded through the veneer. Obviously I’m a novice.
I thought maybe they would look better after I stained them and figured I had nothing to lose, so I went ahead with it. The spots turned neon yellow, and the stain turned the rest of my door orange and splotchy (Valspar-Maple).
Does anyone know if I can save this door? It started out very damaged, so I realize that it won’t be perfect, but I don’t want to paint it if I can help it. Can I replace just the veneer on the inset parts? Is that difficult? Would it look too weird? Any other ideas?
It’s probably impossible to get it looking really great, but if I can even get it passable until I can save the money for a new door I’ll be happy.
Any help would be appreciated!!!! I’m out of ideas and feeling frustrated!
(I’ve posted photos of the other side of the door as well to show what it looked like without damage.)