Hey Guys. Jumped over here from the paint side. Couple of questions on stain restoration. Don't work alot with stain so i'm trying to get a little info. Have a couple of stained doors that we will be looking at in a few days and not sure what the best way to approach this. Homeowner wants the doors re-stained, only exterior sides. One has some scrathes from dogs, thinking to deep to to fix those. Both have 12 small panels of glass.
I'm under the impression when re-staining doors, they must be sanded down to raw, or use a chemical stripper, wash down with lacquer thinner and restain. Or give a lite sanding and just give a coat of spar varnish and call it a day.
What do you guys look for or test for when looking at previously stained work. Any thoughts would be grateful.