Hi! I wanted a classy newer door for this 1983 home I'm renovating in North East San Antonio, and I found this solid core wood door from the Habitat for Humanity Home Center. I only paid about $50 bucks for it but it's going to require a lot of work. There are no other doors around like it. Problem is, someone painted the front red... seemed to be the thing that people did in the 1990s. I'd like to remove all the paint, take it down to bare wood, and re-stain it... perhaps with a mahogany stain.
If you guys don't mind, please take a look at the pictures and tell me what I'm getting myself into. I assume I have to get some paint stripper, but what else do I need to do? How do I strip the paint through all the nooks and crannies and everything else.
Second, how do I get the old glazed stain off the other side? Is that something I can do? Do I do it the same way as stripping the paint?
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