Door finish

Timber doors

In order to prevent the breakdown of solid timber doors due to UV rays and weather, it is crucial to finish your door correctly.

staining

BASE COAT

A translucent primer coat that’s colored to align different timber discrepancies, while preserving the wood grain’s appearance. You may request this at the time of ordering the door. The base coat we recommend using is Sikkens HLS.

SECOND AND TOP COAT

A UV protector, preventing any breakdown plus a flexible coating that allows for natural movement without breaking the seal. We recommend applying two coats of Filter 7.

painting

BASE COAT

For best results, use an oil-based primer to prevent tannins from penetrating the paint. The primer we recommend is Resene Wood Primer. For dark wood and wood with high tannin levels, two coats should be applied.

SECOND AND TOP COAT

Your door should be painted twice with exterior grade paint in a satin or semi-gloss finish. We recommend Resene CoolColour.

Duramax composite doors

aluminum doors

DURAMAX COMPOSITE DOORS

Woodgrain Duramax doors can be painted or stained, but smooth finish Duramax doors can only be painted. We offer a high quality painting service for Duramax doors to be painted in a satin finish.

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Aluminium doors

ALUMINIUM DOORS - POWDER COAT COLOURS

All Parkwood aluminium front doors are powder coated in a colour of your choice. To see a list of Parkwood standard colours click here, or you can view colours on the Dulux site here.

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Botanic Bounty Colours