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During heavy rains recently my front door started to stick.
Facts: Front door is in good condition except that the outside face (veneer) is pitted with many streaks (veneer raised subtly) and some mold.
Door is OK now. However I believe that the door warps during heavy rains or moisture.
I like the door, its old but solid, and other than the veneer is OK.
I first thought to sand the door front and use wood putty to even it out, then seal it and then paint it. OK solution.
I've come across web site that sell veneers. Might another solution be the above solution but to add veneer instead of painting in the last step.
Or there might be another solution altogether. Any ideas, links, etc.
Thanks.
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If the veneer is delaminating, the door is on its last legs from an appearance standpoint, though if you keep it painted it will not fall apart or anything. You certainly don't want to veneer it.
The only real answer is to replace it with a new steel or fiberglass door. I resisted that solution for 20 years and sold the house with the old door in place, though in my case the door was solid, not veneered, but still pretty hard to keep up. And it never warped. If I had your door, I would replace it.

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Alex wrote:

cheapest door you can get.. once the veneer goes then the particle board stuff in the middle gets wet and the door will swell... try a new door and then seal it up real good and dont let the veneer peel so the door will not swell.....
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be careful buying doors at HD they are cheaply made and do NOT stand up to the elements well.
These doors are made like a cabinet door. they do NOT have mortise and tenons holding the frame together.
I installed one last year from HD and after 1 winter and 1 rain season, this door literally fell apart in all the joints. and it was primed and painted the day after it was installed. and talk about de-laminating. It wasn't even worth the $300.
Buy a new one from a window a door company. The ending results are worth the extra $$$$$
C.A.
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