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Linda2

05:42PM | 08/17/04
Member Since: 08/16/04
2 lifetime posts
I am desperately seeking information regarding Honduran mahogany front doors. Doors are weathered and appear to have a slight mold problem. I have washed the doors with trisodium phosphate. I know they need to have a polyurethane coating. I have run out of arm power to continue (plus, I do not know what I am doing). I have contacted door companies but they all want to sell me a new door. The doors are beautiful but need to be restored. Also, they are rather ornate in design. Any advice on the appropriate people I should contact? Thank you, kindly!!

kellyyouse

06:26PM | 09/06/04
Member Since: 09/11/02
78 lifetime posts
Hi,

Just being a do-it-yourselfer, I can't say for sure, but you might try getting in touch with professional wood restorers and refinishers. Anyone who does antique furniture restoration or architectural restoration--perhaps even floor refinishers--might be a good start. I imagine most door installers would continue to just try to sell you a new door.

Hope this helps!

Kelly

youse@comcast.net

1884annie

06:55AM | 09/13/04
Member Since: 09/08/04
5 lifetime posts
it sounds like you're looking for the same person i'm looking for. there was a company bob visited that restored old moldy and damaged doors. as soon as i find out (or you do) i'll let you know!


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