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New look for front doors: Old wood

Who is the star of the house? Why not the door? Being wooden, it is versatile, convertible and, as a natural beauty, achieves every desired effect. For example: Waste wood hut, because true nature boys look even better when they are tanned with age. Just think of Bruce Willis or just a front door with ADLER effect. ADLER application engineer Mario Valorzi demonstrates how it can be made into a star.

STEP 1 - BRUSH (IMPORTANT EVEN FOR NATURE BOYS)

It is like taking a young "spruce" and brushing it properly, because that gives the smooth "Babyface" profile and expression. Use a plastic brush. 

STEP 2 - WATER PROOF

Water proofing  Aquawood TIG HighRes nsures good colour and does away with the “baby face" appearance. Therefore before applying a coat following is very important: Stir well! (Note: true stars are "stirred, not shaken".) Colour: Waste wood ("Altholz").

STEP 3 - APPLY A PRIME COAT, SAND

After 4 hours of drying time the wood is primed with colourless Aquawood Protor-Base L and after another five hours of drying, the wood can be sanded so that the hard annual rings wear off: with grit size 120 or Scotch Brite. (Note: Old does not mean dusty, so remove sanding dust carefully!) 

STEP 4 - CARVE, GROOVE, SCRATCH

"Die Hard" means that everything is allowed! Therefore arm yourself with a wire brush and a nail. By tapping and "sculpting" make "wormholes” in the door, which simply belong to the old wood look. If your star is hard enough, then hit it with a nail and add a little authentic feel of being eaten by a "worm" to it. You can also create bright spots with the wire brush —these would be made dark in the next step and give the typical old wood character.  

STEP 5 - RUB

Now the good piece has become wear resistant. Thus, in the next step you can really rub it without any concerns—with  Protor-Primo  in Palisander (rosewood) colour. Wipe away the excess carefull.

STEP 6 - SHOWDOWN

After a short break for overnight drying now only the showdown remains: a colourless topcoat with Aquawood Protor-Finish L W40. This too is not for the faint hearted, because the additional Aquafix S grob gives it a particularly tough hardness and a rough "touch". Now your star has arrived. It is a guarantee that neighbours and visitors will go weak at the knees! 

THE MAKER

Mario Valorzi, ADLER application engineer, mario.valorzi@adler-lacke.com

ADLER PRODUCTS USED FOR WASTE WOOD EFFECT ON SPRUCE:

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