Step 5: Seal door edges before rehanging

rehanging the door
Photo: Kit Latham
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While it's still on the sawhorses, seal the door's bottom and top edges with a coat of finish. Then put the door back on its hinges before applying the first coat. Otherwise, there's no practical way to rehang the door without damaging the finish.
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    Tools List

    • sawhorse
      Sawhorses
    • random orbit sander
      Random-orbit sander
    • paint scraper
      Scrapers
    • shop vacuum
      Shop vac
    • synthetic brush
      China-bristle paintbrush

    Shopping List

    1. 80-GRIT SANDING DISCS
    for random-orbit sander

    2. 100-GRIT SANDING DISCS
    for random-orbit sander

    3. 120-GRIT SANDING DISCS
    for random-orbit sander

    4. 100-GRIT SANDING PAPER

    5. SANDING SPONGE

    6. THE FINISH OF YOUR CHOICE
    see "What Finish to Use" in Step 6