ASSESSMENT: David contacted Lime after receiving a personal handwritten note on his door that educated and explained how and why the garage doors were weathering the way they were and that he should #GetLimed! During our initial estimate, we discovered a lot of weathering on all of the garage door ledges where water and snow were resting over the past winters. The moisture was penetrating the wood and causing it to fade. That alone, along with direct sunlight permeating on the door for part of the day added to the distressed elements on the lower portion. To restore a similar color throughout was going to be challenging but Lime was willing to take on the task because it was right up our alley and all within our wheelhouse of specialties!
ADVISE: First Lime power washed the door thoroughly to remove dirt and excess flaking. Next, Lime’s craftsman power sanded the entire surface of the garage doors deep enough to remove excess stain and to remove water and mildew stains. This tedious process took at least 2 days with multiple people and multiple audits by Ernesto our PC to approve before moving to the next step. Next we dusted off the surface then masked and taped off areas around the garage exterior thoroughly. We chose a very high end oil based Sikkens RSD Stain that would penetrate the distressed and porous wood. We applied one thick coat. It was so dry we needed to apply another coat. After the next audit we noticed we could fix the lower half if the owner added 2 additional coats on just the lower portion ledges of the weathered garage door. The final look was made complete with a thick clear top coat and the owner was ecstatic with the transformation and end result. Note: We also did the same process to his double entry doors and all of the soffits on the home with outstanding results!