Front Door Transformation with Geneva Vanderzeil

A bold front door with Feast Watson Timber & Deck Stain

It's often said, a small change can make a big difference. This sentiment couldn't be more fitting than when talking about your home's front door. Whether your existing door is experiencing the effects of time or you’re after something that compliments your style, Feast Watson's deck stain can help you make a statement.
Geneva Vanderzeil was looking to replace her front door with a piece that captures the essence of her old door while giving her home a fresh, new look. After some searching, she was lucky enough to stumble upon a similar antique door that she could retrofit to suit. Geneva chose our Timber & Deck Stain in Black Japan to create a look that was simple, timeless, and undeniably beautiful. Read on to learn how you can get the look.

Door Transformation using Timber & Deck Stain

What you'll need

timber deck stain
Feast Watson Timber & Deck Stain
Black Japan
Feast Watson Woodclean
Feast Watson Woodclean™
Stiff bristle brush
Electric Sander
Paint Brush
Safety gear (Protective Glasses, Clothing, Ear coverings and a mask)

Inspect & prep

  1. If you're using a pre-loved door, make sure you examine it for any damage or wear and make any necessary repairs. 
  2. Sand the timber with 240 grit sandpaper to create a smooth surface.
  3. Make your cleaning solution by diluting 1 part Woodclean to 4 parts water. Use a stiff bristle brush to apply the solution to dampened timber and scrub the surface vigorously.
  4. Leave for 20 minutes before rinsing with water.

Sanded timber front door

Impart a bold hue

  1. Once the timber is completely dry, it's time to stain. Thoroughly stir the Timber & Deck Stain with a flat blade stirrer.
  2. Using a brush, evenly coat the timber door following the direction of the timber's grain.
  3. Allow 12 hours of drying time between coats. Then apply your second coat.
  4. If you want to add an extra layer of reflective protection and make the colour pop, apply a coat of Feast Watson Weatherproof Varnish.

Applying Feast Watson Timber & Deck Stain to a front door

The result

The result? A classic, yet modern front door that not only looks stunning but is protected from the elements. If you're ready to enhance your home's curb appeal and transform your entryway, view our Timber & Deck Stain.

Transformed front door using Feast Watson Timber & Deck Stain in Black Japan

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