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THE DOOR STRIPPING PROCESS
Dip N Strip specialises in stripping paint and varnish from old doors a wide range of furniture. Hot caustic soda stripping is the best way to remove paint from wooden furniture, doors and metal. It leaves the surface clean and when thoroughly dry wooden surfaces can be sanded and waxed to achieve that ‘great aged’ look. For Door Stripping Leicester call Dip n Strip!
Established in 1982, Dip N Strip has over 37 years of experience in door and furniture paint and varnish stripping. Our procedures are completely safe for your items and offers complete paint and varnish removal.
Door Stripping Leicester – HOW WE DO IT
First we dip the door in a warm caustic solution for about 3/4 Hours to let the paint soften, the door is then jet washed to remove the finish (please note that this process removes most of the paint, there can be some small residue left around beading etc).
The next step is neutralising the item to a neutral PH level. For this we use acetic acid. The item is first entirely sprayed with acetic acid solution and then stored in a dehumidified room where it is left to naturally and completely dry out.
After this process is complete it is down to you how you want to finish your door, many people leave them in their raw state, others use wax or wood stain to bring out different colours and the original grain of the wood.
Before you bring your doors to us you to need to make sure they are fully prepared, we list below what is the best way to prepare your doors for stripping, you need to remove locks, handles, finger-plates and hooks. However, you can leave the hinges and latches on the door.
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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.
17 Layton Road
Off A47 Uppingham Road
Leicester LE5 0PU
Tel: 0116 276 9276
Mon, Tue, Wed: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm