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Postby gary29 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:47 am

Good morning i need to coat my pine fire doors. they are plain wood as with most living things they expand and contract so some times stick they have been up for over a year and they were a quality purchase from howdens. what do you recomend have looked at the dimond tough sealears but they are quite expensive and i have 8 doors to attend to and how best to apply

Thank you for your help
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Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby Joiner_Mike » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:17 am

All doors will expand and extract when no paint/varnsh finish is on. The paint/varnish prevents the wood from drawing in moisture from the air which in turn makes the door expand. Shave the door so it opens with ease and has a gap big enough for a couple of coats of varnish/paint and able to still open/close. Make sure you also varnish/paint the bottom and the top of the door.
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