By using the very latest in professional products, we are able to bring your garage door back to an as new look in a range of colours to suit your exterior décor.
Timber garage doors look fantastic when new but our harsh sunshine and UV rays soon deteriorate the surface and quickly become faded and ugly looking if you don’t maintain them regularly.
What we do for you…
STEP 1 – CLEANING & STRIPPING THE OLD FAILED SURFACE.
Many garage doors are finished with a varnish or ‘shiny film forming’ surface. This is fine when new but varnish offers little or no UV protection and quickly start to breakdown and damage the wood underneath. We do not recommend varnishes for garage doors in Australia for this very reason but developers and manufacturers still insist on producing this type of door finish.
Our comprehensive cleaning and stripping process will strip away any old film forming surface and clean back any failed stain back to bare wood. Our cleaner is a ‘Top Secret’ environmentally friendly cleaning solution that has the following benefits.
- No Phosphates
- Won’t Harm Plants
- Environmentally Responsible
- No Harmful Bleach or Acids
- Non-Corrosive to Metals
It may also be necessary to use a fast acting paint / varnish’ stripper on the surface before using our cleaning solution. Our cleaning process will remove any dirt and mildew and also remove greying and dead wood fibres caused by the suns ultraviolet rays. We then conduct an additional wash with our special brightening solution to bring back the beauty of the wood prior to staining. We may also elect to do a ‘light sanding’ across the surface of the door to flatten the grain if required – this is especially important if your door is made from Cedar.
STEP 2 – FINISHING
Our Deck Guys oil stains come in a range of colours to suit any wood type and your personal colour preference. Your Deck Guys specialist will advise you on which colours will work best for your timber type.
Stains achieve a semi-transparent finish highlighting the natural grain and allowing the beauty of the wood to show through. Our stains are manufactured here in Australia and are designed for our climate and weather conditions, are tried and tested in our environment and offer unparalleled quality finish.
Your door will require a minimum of 2 coats of stain for full protection so we will need to be visiting your property at least 3 times and as many as 4 or 5 times on multiple days depending on the previous failed finish and the amount of work required.
STEP 3 – CARE & MAINTENANCE
Different wood types and different finishes require different maintenance programs but in general to avoid the costs of a full restoration again most wooden garage doors require an additional coat every 12 – 24 months with a light maintenance clean and rinse at the change of seasons. As we don’t apply varnishes there should be no more need for a full restoration / stripping process as long as the stain is kept in good condition with regular maintenance
MAKE YOUR TIMBER GARAGE DOORS LOOK LIKE NEW AGAIN AND START THE PROCESS NOW. CONTACT US TODAY BY COMPLETING OUR FREE QUOTE FORM