The Paint Doctor - Atlanta Commercial Painting

Beautiful Bonaparte Doors

We spent nearly three weeks working on these now breathtaking front doors on a home in Buckhead. Rumored to be from one of Napoleon Bonaparte’s homes in southern France, the doors, sadly, had never been preserved properly. Other contractors had taken shortcuts that didn’t protect the wood which left the doors exposed to the elements in many places.

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It took 9 layers of stripper, varying sandpaper grits, fine wire brushes, a dremel tool and steel wool to get the doors to this point.

It took nine layers of stripper, varying sandpaper grits, fine wire brushes, a Dremel tool, and steel wool to get the doors to this point.

This picture of the grayish looking doors was taken after we had stripped the doors. It took nine layers of stripper, varying grits of sandpaper starting at 50 grit, a Dremel tool, fine wire brushes (similar to  toothbrushes) and steel wool to get the doors to this point. After we sanded and stripped the doors, we washed them down with a biodegradable cleaner and water.

We lightly sanded the doors again, then wiped them down with a tack cloth. Next, we applied premium wood coatings: one layer of Sikkens Cetol 1 Butternut Stain; then two coats of Sikkens Cetol 23 Butternut (stain polyurethane blend), ending with a coat of Sikkens Cetol Door & Window Satin Finish. A final clear coat was applied for additional protection. The process we used will give these unique antique doors comprehensive protection from the elements and the sun for many years to come.

We are very proud of our work here and are not abashed to say that no one else could have done this nearly as well. Contact us today and have us do the same high quality work for the doors on your home.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Archie has made service, quality, and knowledge the hallmarks of The Paint Doctor since he started the company in Atlanta over 15 years ago. The company has grown every year, in up and down markets. No matter the scope of project, The Paint Doctor has become the painting contractor interior designers and decorators, commercial contractors, major construction firms, government agencies, and residential clients who value the excellent craftsmanship and service The Paint Doctor provides.

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