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Door refinishing cost calculator

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Door Refinish cost calculator

Door refinishing ensures that your door is as weather-resistant as possible. It protects your door against harsh ultraviolet light, salt air, and weather conditions. Additionally, it gives you a door that appears almost like new. The best part is, you can match your original door color or select a color of your choice.

Keep in mind that doors that are worn and scraped might detract from an otherwise appealing home design. And, years of wear and tear may necessitate complete refinishing. That’s why it’s crucial that you do not delay door refinishing if it’s necessary.

The average cost of materials to refinish a front door in the United States ranges from $32 to $48 per door. The total labor cost and the material cost is approximately $275, with homeowners spending anywhere between $172 to $380.

In terms of size, the average cost of refinishing an interior door ranges between $8.40 and $13.90 per square foot.

The key to a successful door refurbishing process is selecting the right materials and the correct technique. A door can be refinished in less than a day. We advise hiring a professional for a seamless job. But, if you want to make it a DIY project, here are a few steps you can follow:

  1. 1. Remove the door hardware.
  2. 2. Sand the old varnish and flakes of wood using a random-orbit sander of 80-grit paper, a 100-grit paper, and then 120-grit paper.
  3. 3. Scrape the moldings with small, razor-sharp scrapers – reaching every crevice.
  4. 4. Fold a sheet of 100-grit sandpaper and use it to rub back and forth over the molding. Stick to long strokes.
  5. 5. Clear away the dust through thorough brushing and vacuuming.
  6. 6. Seal the door’s edges (top and bottom) with a coat of finish.
  7. 7. Put the door back on its hinges.
  8. 8. Choose a finish and apply. Let it dry overnight.
  9. 9. Reattach the door hardware.

Due to sun exposure, dampness, and bad weather, stained external wood doors require frequent refinishing. The frequency is determined by the original stain and varnish quality, as well as whether the door is totally exposed or partially sheltered from the elements.

If you see that the varnish on your door is dry, cracked, and blistered or the paint is peeling – it's time to refinish it with a high-quality stain. This will prevent weather damage and keep your door looking new.

A refinished door, be it the front door, an exterior door, or an interior door, improves the look and value of your home. Getting a cost estimate for the home improvement project will give you a fair idea of how much of an investment you’ll need to make. That way, you can organize the work better – effectively managing your remodeling budget.

Keep in mind that any unexpected cost can throw your budget off. It’s best to use a reliable door refinishing cost calculator to figure out the total expenditure in your area. It helps you ensure that there aren’t any unplanned expenses during the execution of your door project.

Kukun’s free online door refinishing cost calculator will give you a ballpark estimate by factoring in the size of the door, its condition, the material cost, labor cost, and the total number of doors you want refinished.

Using Kukun’s door refinishing cost calculator is easy and gives results in minutes!

  1. 1. Select door refinishing cost calculator on the home renovation cost estimator page
  2. 2. Enter the details of the door(s) you want to refinish
  3. 3. Provide your address with house details and zip code (Your location helps us give you a better cost estimate as we can keep a track of the labor cost, material prices, and details of similar renovations in your neighborhood.)
  4. 4. Enter your email address
  5. 5. Get your personalized project cost estimate

A well-maintained door will boost your home’s value – offering UV protection, safety, and aesthetic appeal. Don’t forget that your entry door is probably the first thing a potential homebuyer will assess.

You can schedule regular upkeep with polishing. The easiest way to keep wooden doors in good shape is to wipe them thoroughly twice a year with a moist cloth. If there’s a build-up of filth, it’s better to wash the door with warm water and any gentle, non-abrasive soap. Make sure that the surface is completely dry after you’re done cleaning.

And remember that when it comes to practicality, nothing beats quality paint. A wood door with two coats of enamel paint over a primer will provide the longest protection against sun, abrasion, and weather for roughly 8 to 10 years.

You must plan your door project well in advance. Good planning will make the home renovation process flawless and hassle-free. Here are some helpful tips for you:

  • Plan a realistic budget for your door refinishing by using a cost estimator. Do add an extra 20% to your existing budget for any surprise costs.
  • Expect a wide range of pricing from different contractors, price fluctuations in the material cost, and longer delivery time during the pandemic.
  • Get quotes in the late fall or early winter as it’s usually an off-season for most contractors.
  • Don’t hire a contractor offering an unusually low price. It’s probably because of a lack of experience, or has a hidden cost somewhere.
  • Work only with expert and licensed professionals for a flawless finish. It will also help you get a good price if you’re preparing your house for sale.
  • Be sure to get a warranty or guarantee from your door refinishing contractor.
  • Get a written contract with the complete schedule and payment details of your door finishing project.

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