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post #1 of 4 Old 09-26-2017, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Durable finish for interior door.


What's a good, durable finish for an interior door?
I heard good things about Waterlox. Are they any good?

I assume natural brushes are best, right? How many covers would you suggest?


P.S. Specific products would be best.
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-26-2017, 04:40 PM
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I used Min-wax Spar Urethane on an Oak threshold for my Sliding door. Probably 20 years ago - still not faded or water damaged. Unlike the factory finish that took maybe a year to rot away. It comes in both spray and by the quart or gallon, interior/exterior.
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Waterlox = Good, but pricey. Unless your interior door is going to be assaulted a lot by an overactive animal, most any of the topcoat finishes should work just fine. I did 13 red oak 6 panel doors in our previous home and used two applications of Minwax Poly Urethane (1st gloss, 2nd semi-gloss) brushed on with a natural bristle brush. No problems. If the door surface is going to be subject to direct or bright sunshine, I'd opt for a finish with a high UV content.

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I use lacquer on doors I stain.

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