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May 28, 2023 at 12:18 PM in reply to: Woodshop to sand my door #902317May 21, 2023 at 10:32 AM in reply to: Woodshop to sand my door #902296
Josh, next to top left hinge and on the lower part of the door, is that wood filler/putty or just paint? If it’s wood filler/putty, it might be hiding some imperfection in the door. That could be an issue if you plan on just staining the door. I’d get a small pick and pick off some of that fto see how deep it goes before doing any additional work. If it goes too deep, you might reevaluate whether to stain the door versus paint.May 21, 2023 at 10:26 AM in reply to: Woodshop to sand my door #902295
…file this under ” hey, I know of a guy that’s really good a stripping paint from wood doors…” Could be an interesting side gig…
We’ll call you “The Mobile Stripper”
🤣May 21, 2023 at 10:24 AM in reply to: Woodshop to sand my door #902294
Looking good! See, that wasn’t so bad. And when you’re finally done, you’ll be happy you did it all yourself. Take the door lock off and clean around the door lock. Don’t be lazy.
Go Josh , Go!May 18, 2023 at 4:20 PM in reply to: Woodshop to sand my door #902289
I have a plethora of projects to work on. In all seriousness, home Depot does offer some tool rentals. You can see if they have a belt sander. Alternatively , you can try buying a drill attachment that turns your drill into a sander. You can buy a smaller 3 inch attachmentMay 17, 2023 at 12:35 PM in reply to: Woodshop to sand my door #902254
If you were closer I’d just loan you my sander. Or if you can wait, the next time I’m closer to where you are or we have a mutual friend in either of our hoods, we ca figure something out.May 17, 2023 at 12:29 PM in reply to: Woodshop to sand my door #902253
That’s actually not too bad. You know you might be able to call Home Depot or Lowe’s to see if they have any sort of tool rentals…..
Or… You could always leverage their generous return policy. I spend so much on Amazon and home Depot, I wouldn’t feel guilty borrowing an orbital sander for a few days….just saying …May 9, 2023 at 10:48 AM in reply to: RIP Allan From Fallbrook #902181
Big sad. RIP Allan.May 9, 2023 at 8:28 AM in reply to: Woodshop to sand my door #902178
I can paint cars too…Sort of… 20x harder than home doors and gates…getting the paint to match is a royal PITA, so I cheat and paint an entire section where there are visual cut lines so it’s harder to tell if the color is slightly off, and only do it on old cars I care less about.May 8, 2023 at 11:49 AM in reply to: Woodshop to sand my door #902173
But, I’m sorry Josh…You couldn’t afford me 🙂May 7, 2023 at 8:30 PM in reply to: Woodshop to sand my door #902169
Handyman. Ask nextdoorMay 5, 2023 at 7:39 PM in reply to: Woodshop to sand my door #902164
Wrong sanding belts above.
This one is correct: $5 cheaper too.
https://www.harborfreight.com/4-in-x-24-in-80-grit-sanding-belt-5-pack-69974.htmlMay 5, 2023 at 7:33 PM in reply to: Woodshop to sand my door #902163
Heat Gun: $20 (you missed last weeks sale at $15)
Belt sander: $40
Sanding belts: $15
Paint Scrapper: $5
Free 5 gallon bucket with $30 purchase: https://www.harborfreight.com/promotions
No way anyone is going to strip your door for that little.
And if you change your mind and want to paint the other side, the first 4 items you will already have.May 5, 2023 at 7:22 PM in reply to: Woodshop to sand my door #902162
And if you really want to DIY it, and it’s just latex paint, it’s pretty easy to strip.
Buy a cheap heatgun from harbor freight for like $15 and a metal large scraper, and cook the paint until it wrinkles and just scrape it with a metal scraper… Any residue, follow up with a good paint remover solvent from home depot Klean-Strip Premium Paint Stripper or something like that. Just don’t cook the paint until the wood starts smoking or burning, you might warp the door.May 5, 2023 at 7:17 PM in reply to: Woodshop to sand my door #902161
Plus, are you really going to spend time taking the front door off, put it into a car, transport it somewhere for them to strip it, bring it back to your place.. And meanwhile, you just have your house wide open without a front door while someone is working on it (unless you have a steel security screen front door too)…