How can I repair a mahogany door that is darkened from water!

q how can i repair a mahogany door that is darkened from water
My front door, solid mahogan, has been damaged from sun and moisture. Is there a way to repair the damage?
q how can i repair a mahogany door that is darkened from water
  6 answers
  • Bnsthrlnd Bnsthrlnd on Jun 16, 2017
    Sand all and restain. Seal with Spar varnish. Water stained area may remain darker so use the stain to even out. Beautiful door/entry. Do it right. You'll be pleased

  • Cle22662414 Cle22662414 on Jun 16, 2017
    Well first of all absolutely beautiful door whatever you do do not paint that door it is original and you might even take away some of the value of your home it's perfect,I would simply sand it down and restrain it to make it look fresh and clean.I have same kind of door with beveled glass adds value to home just clean it up.that's what I would do,best of luck..

  • PoppyPickett PoppyPickett on Jun 16, 2017
    I would hate to sand. Try a white wall cleaner(automotive) or bleach water carefully on only the dark places cause if it runs on wood that is OK it will streak. Be ready to wipe it off when it gets the desired lightness. If it doesn't wash off well it may continue to whited is , caution. Hope you find a solution. Remember sealer.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Jun 16, 2017
    Clean it well, sand and use Gel stain by General finishes. Then topcoat it with their water based poly. Here is the website:
    By doing this, everything will be the same color.

  • Patricia Patricia on Jun 16, 2017
    My husband removed the door and sidelights took them to a professional to strip the old stain. Once it was nude, I stained and put 3 coats of sealer on it. I clean and reseal every few years.

    My husband covered the opening with plywood while the unit was out being stripped. I stain a lot but recognized stripping the stain on such a large project was just too much of a job for me. It was worth the money for a pro to do it and cheaper than replacing the door. Plus I love my front door and side panels and didn't want to replace them.

    Your door is gorgeous! I'm glad you want to rescue it.

  • Kathryn Sanderson Kathryn Sanderson on Jun 17, 2017
    No advice, I just wanted to say that your door is absolutely gorgeous! Good luck with your restoration. And definitely stain, don't paint!