door stripping FAQS

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Established 1982

Door Stripping FAQ

Do You offer collection and delivery?
Yes, we offer collection and delivery across Leicestershire, just see at the bottom of this page for a comprehensive list of areas we cover, if your area is not on there please give us a call as we may cover your area too.
How long does the stripping process Take?

The stripping process itself takes under an hour but the full cleaning and drying process takes 3-5 days

Do I need to do anything to my doors prior to bringing them to you?
To get the very best out of the stripping process there are a number of steps you can take. Why not check out these steps on our door stripping page
What is the sticky residue on my doors?
Sometimes when the paint is extremely thick there are sometimes small amounts of residue left in the hard to reach places, such as inside door latches. This can easily be scraped off and sanded
Is it possible to strip when your doors have woodworm?
Yes you absolutely can, the stripping process actually kills the woodworm. If the doors are severely damaged with many holes it can take longer to dry due to the wood acting like sponge.
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Preparing your doors for  stripping

1. Make sure your door can be stripped, if you are unsure please check our FAQ page or give us a call and we will be happy to advise you.

2.We would recommend removing any glass panels from your doors prior to removing from the door frame. Glass is not normally damaged but we cannot guarantee it as old glass can very weak and crack easily, another issue can be that the wood can expand in dipping process which can shatter the glass under pressure.

3. Remove your door from the doorframe carefully. It is best to have someone help you with this as solid wood doors can be very heavy. If the doors have been in place on hinges for many years you may need to use a wedged tool such as screw driver to prise it gently off hinges.

4. We recommend for you to remove the door hardware such as handles, latches hooks and hinges, this is not because they will become damaged in dipping process but purely because there will be paint underneath them that will need to be removed for a good finish.

5. Caulk is something used prior to painting to fill in any gaps on doors. It is often used around the beading. When doors are stripped the paint and varnish is removed but the caulk will remain and look like white chalk. If you don't want this it is best to scrape off caulk prior to dipping.

Areas we cover in leicestershire

 Leicester, Leicestershire, Markfield, Groby, Newtown Linford, Anstey, Mountsorrel, Sileby, Birstall, Thurmaston, Syston, Scraptoft, Oadby, Wigston, Narborough, Loughborough, Coalville, Hinckley, Nuneaton, Market Harborough, Lutterworth, Melton Mowbray, Great Glen, Kibworth, Desford, Enderby, Cosby, Countesthrope, Dunton Bassett, Sapcote, Fleckney, Quorn, Rothley, Leicester Forest East, Earl Shilton, Broughton Astley, Ibstock, Market Bosworth, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Whitwick, Atherstone, Braunstone Town, Billesdon, Long Clawson, Bottesford, Quorn, Kegworth, and the Surrounding Counties.