I usually treat my front door with orange oil to keep up its sheen and health...however, we've lived here a few years now, and the door is definitely beginning to show its age!! I decided I should give her a quick spruce up just in time for the holidays.
After freeing the door of any debris, and a super-quick hand sanding, I simply painted a coat of stain using a light stroke.
Here is a peek of one side which is almost complete and the side which is untreated. Quite a difference, no?
Here is the final result. It reminds me of why I fell in love with this door in the first place!! The stain I chose also had a satin finish, so there is a slight sheen, which I adore. This also reminds me of how the door looks right after I treat it with orange oil. This stain is indicated for typical use indoors and on bare wood, and not over lacquer or shellac. I am not sure what kind of finish was on the door before, so we will see how well this holds up....fingers are crossed! If there are adverse effects, I will let you know.... please stay tuned!