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Apr 28, 2019
How to match color when repair wooden doors scratched by dog
I'm trying to fix a few doors that our dog scratched. I'm terrible at home repair and tried to follow the advice but must be doing something wrong: I sanded them; wiped with tack clothes; filled with wood filler; sanded with 220-grit and 320-grit. The problem is when I paint them I can't manage to match neither the shade nor the finish. It looks super dull and for the life of me I can't understand how to match the color when the wood grain obviously has within it about 5 different shades and I don't know which color to purchase. I'm using Bohr semi-gloss Enamel Interior Paint and Primer in One. When I painted with it very carefully, it it looks as if I'm just painting the door with some dull paint that doesn't look as 'oily' or glossy - yet I know the door isn't glossy. What am I doing wrong? And if I fail miserably - what type of professional I need to call on - a painter? a carpenter? Thanks Helpless Homeowner

Christine Mundy answered:

May 1, 2019

Thank you for inquiring with Ferris Home Improvements but unfortunatley this is not in our scope of work. Feel free to contact us with any questions or future projects. Have a great afternoon

May 1, 2019

Good afternoon,

The picture of the door looks to have polyurethane applied. If this is the case, that’s most likely an oil based finish. If you are trying to apply a latex base interior paint it will not work unless the finish is completely stripped off.

With out physically seeing this myself I can only speculate this to be the issue. The proper tradesmen to contact would be a Painter.

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