What’s The Difference Between Pre-Finished And Unfinished Doors?
We stock a wide range of doors here at Savoy Timber, and the difference between pre-finished and unfinished doors is something we often find our customers asking about. That’s why this week on the blog, we’re giving you the inside scoop on the full details between the two, and what makes each one attractive to our customers.
An Unfinished Door Is An Easy DIY Project
Basically, unfinished doors are exactly what they sound like. Rather than arriving pre-painted or pre-lacquered, instead they are pre-sanded but otherwise untreated, presenting a perfect blank canvas ready for you to stain, varnish or paint yourself. This gives you more freedom and flexibility to mould the door’s finish and final appearance to your home’s décor and personal tastes. It may well be an attractive option if you want your door in a specific colour shade that’s not available in our range. For example, if you’re redoing your living room or kitchen in a particular colour, an unfinished door is an ideal purchase as you can paint it yourself to match.
It’s the favourite option of DIY enthusiasts, or those who have a very particular idea of what they want their home to look like. However, to do the job properly you’ve really got to have the time and energy to devote to getting them just right – and that’s not even going into the extra cost of the painting supplies. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a product that could save you all that bother?
Save Yourself Time & Money With A Pre-Finished Door
For those who don’t have the confidence, time or just the inclination to treat and paint their own doors, we’d recommend investing in pre-finished oak veneer doors every time. Pre-finished doors have been factory lacquered with up to 6 coats applied – this means that the consistency of the lacquer is absolute all the way through, and there are no untidy brush marks or tiny imperfections like you might see after applying it by hand.
While it’s true that pre-finished doors cost slightly more than unfinished doors, as we touched on above you will need to spend time and money staining or painting your door. That means that when it comes right down to it, the cost difference between the two is often fairly negligible.