It is said that windows are the eyes of a home. At Curb Appeal, we believe that the door is the heart. Welcoming in friends and family, your front door is one of the first impressions guests have of your house - make sure it’s the right one! Here at Curb Appeal, our paint professionals are experts in front door restoration, ensuring that the heart of your home always looks its best.

Steps to Restore a Front Door

Our door restoration process will vary depending on your specific needs, but generally, the following steps are executed by our paint professionals to ensure that your front door is meticulously repaired and restored:

  • The first step to ensure utmost quality for a major door restoration project will be to remove the door from the hinges and lay it flat so we can get to work on it.

  • Next, we remove all of your door’s hardware. If the door is in fairly good condition, at this point we may simply recoat your paint or varnish. However, if your door needs substantial repair, we may need to strip, sand, and then refinish. Either way, before we get to that step, all hardware should be removed.

  • Once we have temporarily removed any hardware that may get in the way, it’s time to strip previous paint and finishes and sand everything down, depending on what’s needed for your project. Naturally, more intricate doors require more work at this stage. We’ll make sure that your door gets the quality and care it needs, no matter what type of door it is. This is also a good time to make any other small repairs required.

  • Clean and prep the door surface before applying the desired paint or stain. At this stage, we apply the exterior paint or stain of your choice.

  • Then we will apply an exterior varnish or seal. Once the exterior paint or stain dries, it’s often a good idea to coat the door with an exterior varnish/seal to help maintain and protect the door from the elements.

  • The final step is to reinstall the door hardware and hang the door back where it belongs. This is where all our hard work pays off, giving your home’s entrance a brand new glow.

Quality Front Door Restoration

You can count on Curb Appeal to safely strip, stain or paint, and seal your front door with UV protection. We start our front door restoration projects by examining the door thoroughly and expertly completing all relevant prep work needed before applying a paint or stain. We will then follow up with quality seal application, when necessary. Our job isn’t over until your door is looking good as new and is thoroughly protected. Let us make your front door the heart of your home and the envy of the block.


We’ve been trusted by homeowners throughout the greater Cleveland area for 15 years and counting. Schedule a free front door restoration and exterior house painting estimate today and make Curb Appeal your go-to for reliable and rewarding exterior painting services and home improvements.