Frequently asked questions
I have heard horror stories about doors falling apart, is door dipping safe?
It would be wrong to say all doors are safe, as they are a unique natural product, however with over 20 years’ dipping experience your doors are in very safe hands.
What do I need to do before my doors are collected?
Simply remove the doors from the frame (leave the hinges on). Remove door furniture such as door handles, finger plates and coat hooks.
It is advisable to number the doors if you are having the whole house done.
Face your front door and turn right, the first door you come to is door 1. Using roman numerals, use a small screwdriver to mark the door number in the top of the unpainted edge of your door.
What should I do when I get them delivered back?
You should be able to hang your doors straight away, it is the best place for them. Leave to dry fully for 5-10 days depending on heating so that they are completely dry before sanding.
Whilst we take every care to ensure your doors are clean and dry, it may be necessary to cover your floor with newspapers when the doors are first delivered.
Is there anything that cannot be dipped?
Your doors and furniture should be assessed and advice given. Real pitch pine should never be dipped unless you really really love to sand things all day.
Beech, oak and ash don’t like to be dipped but can be. Chipboard, thin laminate and mdf, no, never.
Aluminium and children also react poorly to dipping (we have politely declined the latter).