How To Measure Your Door for Wrought Iron
Before odering your LTD Wrought Iron Door it is very important to first measure your existing door to ensure proper fit. Below you will find helpful information which will guide you through proper door measurment.
Wrought Iron Door Measurement Steps:
- Remove the interior wood trim from around the existing door carefully. The trim can be put back until the new steel door is installed.
- Cut the painter's caulk from between the wall and the door trim. A sharp utility knife works best. This will keep the caulk from pulling the paint off of the wall when the trim is removed.
- Pry the trim away carefully from the door using a trim pry bar. The trim pry bar has a narrow and wide end that you can easily tap between the door jamb and the trim. Use a hammer for this.
- Pull the finish nails through the back of the trim using a pair of trim pliers. This will leave a small hole in the face of the trim that can be nailed through to reinstall the trim.
- Measure the width of the rough opening. The rough opening is the space between the 2-by-4 wall studs on each side of the existing door.
- Measure from the floor up to the wood header above the door frame. The header is made up of two 2- by 12-inch pieces of lumber, with a piece of plywood sandwiched between them. This is the height of the rough opening.
- Measure the depth of the door jamb. The door jamb is the piece of door framing that the interior and exterior trim is attached to. The typical door jambs a 4 9/16 or 6 9/16-inch wide.
Wrought Iron Door Touch Up Guide
- Clean up the area of the door where the paint has been scratched or otherwise damaged.
- Use sandpaper to polish the surface.
- Spray area with black primer (black paint + thinner at a 1 to 1 ratio).
- Antiquing Process A: Rush Paint - brush the colour you need in the same direction.
- Antiquing Process B: Warm Paint - drop the colour you need on the product slightly.
- Paint the varnish with a fleece brush (varnish needs to be mixed with thinner on a 1 to 1 ratio).