Our front door receives a TON of western sun from about 1:00pm until the sun goes down. It would be an understatement to say that the sun has destroyed the door's finish. By the time I realized something needed to be done, the top panel of the door had been stripped down to the bare wood. The only thing to do was to completely sand down the door, restain it and coat it with as many coats of polyurethane as I could stand. So that is exactly what I did. I followed the same steps I used on our dining room table and in one and a half days I had a new door.
I'm really happy with the result. Even after all of the refinishing I've done, it still amazes me how beautiful a dark stain and several coats of poly can make a piece of wood.
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