A. – STAIN-AND-CLEAR FINISHING:
1 - Finish the door with good quality solventborne or very low waterborne polyurethane.
Note: If a pre-stain sealer was not used, waterborne finishes increase the potential of veneer splits, highlighted joints, grain raise and volume.
2 - All six sides must be finished prior to final installation to comply with warranty
3 - Natural grain and color variations are normal and not considered manufacturing defects
B. – PAINT FINISH:
1 - Seal door with a quality primer, remove the loose fibers with # 400 grit sandpaper and apply two top coats of an interior polyurethane or acrylic latex paint.
2 - All six sides must be finished prior to final installation to comply with warranty.
C – INSTALLATION:
1 - The utility or structural strength of the doors must not be impaired in fitting to the opening, in applying hardware, in preparing for lights, louvers, plants-on or other detailing.
2 - Use a minimum of three hinges for 1-3/8” and 1 3/4” doors up to 84” in height and four hinges for all doors over 84” up to 96” in height.
3 - Clearances between door edges and door frame should be minimum of 1/16” on the hinge edge. For latch edge and top rail, the clearance should be 1/8” (+0”, -1/16”).
4 - All hardware locations, preparations for hardware and methods of hardware attachments must be appropriate for the specific door construction. Templates for specific hardware preparation are available from hardware manufacturers.
5 - Pilot holes must be drilled for all screws that act as hardware attachments. Threaded-tothe-head screws are preferable for fastening hardware to nonrated doors and are required on fire-rated doors.
Cleaning and touch-up:
1- Inspect all wood stile and rail doors prior to hanging them on the job. Repair noticeable marks or defects that may have occurred from improper storage and handling.
2 - Field touch-up shall include the filling of exposed nail or screw holes, refinishing of raw surfaces resulting from job fitting, repair of job inflicted scratches and mars, and final cleaning of finished surfaces. Field repairs and touch-up should be the responsibility of the installing contractor.
3 - When cleaning door surfaces, use a nonabrasive commercial cleaner designed for cleaning wood door or paneling surfaces that does not leave a film residue that would build up or affect the surface gloss of the door finish
Adjustment and maintenance:
1 - Ensure that all doors swing freely and do not bind in their frame. Adjust the finish hardware for proper alignment, smooth operation and proper latching without unnecessary force or excessive clearance.
2 - Review with the owner/owner’s representative how to periodically inspect all doors for wear, damage and natural deterioration.
3 - Review with the owner/owner’s representative how to periodically inspect and adjust all hardware to ensure that it continues to function as it was originally intended.