When we think of having new timber doors and / or windows for our home we don’t think immediately of the painting and staining involved in the manufacturing process.
Of course, this is a significant component of the job and essentially important in ensuring that the finished product adds beauty and value to our home.
As we have mentioned previously, Fremantle Door & Windows Company can provide a staining service for you or we can refer you to a specialist painter such as our good friend Phil who is a proven expert.
Alternatively, for those that are comfortable with the process, you can save a sizeable amount of cash by painting or staining your timber doors and windows yourselves whilst they are in our factory.
The Painting and Staining Process
To give you a little bit of a feel for the painting process we have taken a few snapshots of a recent job whilst it was being prepared for installation.
As you can see in our first photo the underside and outside edges of the frame have been painted/sealed. This is something that is not possible after installation as, of course, this area is no longer accessible.
Pro tip: By sealing the underside and outside edges of the frame prior to install it prolongs the life of the doors and windows.
Our second and third images show all the individual pieces that are painted/stained. Of course this process is occurring before the doors have been finally assembled to ensure the best possible finish over time.
The doors in the background of our third image are a 5 door bi-fold. All the door hardware has been pre-fitted then removed prior to painting.
Each individual piece is given a minimum of 3 coats with a light sand in between each coat in the factory and if the customer wishes the painter will then do a final touch up on site after installation.
For those that are up for the challenge of painting or staining your doors and windows personally this is why we encourage you to come into the factory as, whilst not a difficult job, it is fairly labour intensive.