Need Advice on Stripping Front Door
Our front door is stained wood. We have already had it redone once in the past - been here 6 years. The sun is really doing a number on it and the stain is peeling off. I am thinking of painting the door black to match our shutters. I have never attempted a project like this but saw CEFreeman's posts about the Citristrip. I was wondering if you would recommend the product for this type of application. I want to make certain that I get all the stain off the door. We hired someone to do it the last time and I don't think he sanded it enough so the finished product looked a little "gooped up". Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I want to do a good job since this is the "first impression" people get when they come to visit. Also, I am hoping that paint will last longer than the stain. What type of paint would you recommend? I know I need an oil based primer, but I have read recommendations for latex and oil based paint.