“They meet according to their clothes, they see off according to their wits” - basically these words apply to people, but if we talk about our home, then such “clothes” can be called the door of the house. It plays an important role: it creates a good impression of both the housing and the owner himself. In our century of artificial materials, many have forgotten that natural wooden doors have always been in trend and were considered a symbol of reliability. And the things made under antiquity attract people with their elegance and appearance. Therefore, let's consider how to make an antique door with your own hands .
Before starting work, you should remove the doors from the hinges and horizontally set them on a hard surface. For this purpose, fit two stools. Then, with the help of a construction hair dryer, you need to remove the old paint. How to do it? By heating the paint, which is blown up due to temperature. Now it can be easily removed with a spatula.
The next step is to seal all cracks, cracks and dents formed during operation. To do this, you need a putty, the color of which should be close to the shade of the tree.
Ideally use furniture lacquer based on beeswax. It is not cheap, however, if you want to make the entrance doors beautiful, reflecting the color and texture of natural wood in full beauty, then you shouldn’t save on finishing materials.
The final stage is grinding. In the future, the paint went smoothly, you need to polish it thoroughly. Doing it manually is difficult and time consuming, so a grinding machine will help. Now you should decide how to decorate the door.
Consider 5 technologies by which you can age the door:
The beauty of this method is that in the final result it will be difficult to determine whether it is a fake or a real rare thing. Only a professional can understand this.
This technique includes 4 basic steps:
It is important to consider that not all wood species are suitable for such manipulations. For example, products made of birch or beech have a poor structure, but oak or pine doors are perfect.
This is a fairly cheap and simple method. You will need a water-based stain. This process is quite painstaking, so please be patient.
The product is covered with a layer of paint. Next, the stain with a sponge is washed off. Also, the brush additionally handles hollows and chipped wood. After drying, the surface is applied to the last layer of stain. When re-drying, the workpiece is covered with alkaline primer, using a brush. After that, you need to apply antique wax and carefully rub it with a metal brush along the fibers. After this treatment, the doors will remain aged for many years.
This method involves the use of several colors with different shades. The method is not the easiest, so you need to follow a clear sequence and rules. The order of work is as follows:
Work also takes place in several stages. At the first stage, the surface is painted, and then paraffin is applied on different areas.
After that, it is treated with another layer of paint. The tone of this paint should be lighter. When everything is dry, paraffin is carefully removed with a spatula. Then the surface must be sanded and covered with stain.
A scuffed entrance door will be the perfect complement to your interior.
The technology for producing deep and small cracks on a painted canvas is called a craquelure. Why? Craquelure - a material that creates the effect of breaking the whole layer. This method can age the entrance or interior doors everyone. If you strictly follow the instructions, the result will be the best.
First of all the main paint is applied. When the surface is dry, spray the topcoat (craquelure) on it. As a result, the components will cause the base coat of paint to become covered with cobwebs in the form of decorative cracks. It will take a few minutes. Oddly enough, but that's all. No difficulties should be.
What color of paints to choose is your decision, the shades are the most varied. There are no laws and tips. You can consider the color of the decoration in your home or room.
Of course, there is still a lot of technology for aging doors: carving, adding metal or wooden overlay elements, painting and more. But these methods are quite complicated. The methods described above are enough to give your door a few decades.
You can find out how to make a door with a cracking effect in the video:
Sketches of antique doors
Antique entrance door
Old doors from array
Beautiful aged door
Beautiful antique door
Accessories for antique doors
The effect of the cracked surface of contrasting colors
Decoupage of doors