B&B Doors and Windows Finishing Instructions Page
In addition to our Finishing Instructions below, we also recommend that your read the NWWDA Finishing Guidelines, (PDF), as both apply to qualifying for the B&B Limited Warranty. (PDF)
B&B Finishing Instructions – Important!
Thank you. You’ve chosen a quality-crafted, solid wood B & B Doors and Windows product. We use only top quality materials that provide the eye appeal and long lasting function you want in a door or window. We manufacture with hand crafted care and want to insure that you get and preserve all the value we have built into your B & B Doors and Windows solid wood product. Therefore, it is important that you carefully follow these handling and finishing instructions.
PLEASE READ AND COMPLY WITH ALL OF THESE HANDLING AND FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS TO PROTECT YOUR WARRANTY.
1. Immediately after delivery, inspect for defects or damage.
DO NOT FINISH OR INSTALL PRODUCTS WITH NOTICEABLE DEFECTS OR DAMAGE. NOTIFY DEALER IMMEDIATELY.
2. Finishing must be completed WITHIN 10 DAYS after purchase, and before any assembly of product. If storage is necessary before final installation, finish products according to these instructions prior to storage. Store in dry, protected area. Avoid direct sun light or expose to abnormally high humidity/heat.
3. Finishing preparation: Some disassembly is recommended on product shipped assembled: remove locks, wheels, and screen inserts so that all wood surfaces are finished. It is important to fill and sand all staple and/or nail holes prior to applying any paint or stain. On all glazed products, carefully remove all excess glazing putty (see figure 3 ) and clean glass before finishing. Avoid scratching glass with metal scrapers or razor blades. Carefully hold a new razor blade or putty knife along the molding details that holds the glass in place. Keeping the edge towards the glass facing inward to separate the glazing putty from the wood. Pull the blade parallel with the molding. This will enable you to lift the putty in long lengths. AVOID SCRATCHING GLASS: prior to shipment, glass is carefully inspected for defects. Warranty does not apply to glass which was scratched after initial delivery. Care must be taken so that the glass is not scratched or damaged in any way during handling, masking or finishing.
4. PAINT OR STAIN all exposed wood surfaces, including wheel cavities and lock pockets. (In most cases, that’s six surfaces-including the 4 edges at the top, bottom and sides, plus front and back faces. See Figure 1). FAILURE TO FINISH ALL SIX SIDES VOIDS WARRANTY. On product components that are built in (such as fixed window panels) where the edges, permanently glued or fastened, are not exposed, you need only finish the exposed front and back. Lap paint or stain onto the glass on exterior side to seal out moisture (see Figure 2). Failure to finish any B & B Doors and Windows product WITHIN 10 DAYS after purchase VOIDS WARRANTY.
A. IF YOU ARE GOING TO PAINT: Use a high quality oil base or water base primer coat. Refer to the paint manufactures’ instructions. First, prime the product on all six sides of all components not permanently installed at the factory. Primer must then be sanded and scuffed prior to painting. Apply two compatible oil or water based finish coats of paint (again to all six exposed sides or front and back sides of permanently installed panels) of each item. While painting, you must lap onto the glass to seal out the moisture. (See Figure 2).
B. IF YOU ARE GOING TO STAIN: Use Sanding sealer for first coat on all six sides of all components not permanently installed at the factory. Following the procedures on step 3. Sanding sealer is to assist in the staining process by allowing the stain to color the wood more evenly. Sand lightly between coats. NOTE: SANDING SEALER IS NOT CONSIDERED A SEAL. IF ANY B & B DOORS AND WINDOWS PRODUCT IS NOT TOP COATED WITHIN 10 DAYS THE WARRANTY WILL BE VOID. Apply stain to all six surfaces following the stain manufactures’ instructions (we recommend an oil based stain). Do not use a lacquer based toner or top coat. Before applying top coat, follow paint manufactures’ drying time of stain used for proper top coat bond. Then, apply three or more coats of a clear waterproof finish to preserve the product, again, sanding lightly between coats. Clear top coats may be oil base or water base exterior finish (we recommend the use of an exterior polyurethane or exterior spar varnish for use of top coats). That is a high grade ultra violet resistant finish. The higher the sheen the better the protection the top coat will provide and the longer time between refinishing. If no sealing top coat is applied over the stain or sanding sealer, the product will weather very rapidly and product failure may occur. When applying sealer coats, you must lap onto the glass on the weather exposed side to seal out the moisture. (See Figure 2).
5. CLEANING GLASS AFTER FINAL FINISHING: Be certain that when cleaning the glass you do not cut into or remove the area of paint or sealer that laps onto the glass. The paint is a sealer and must protect both wood and putty surfaces from moisture.
6. B & B Doors and Windows do not warrant the performance of any finish material. Re-finishing must be done at appropriate intervals throughout the life of the installation.
FOR BEST RESULTS, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ALL WOOD PRODUCTS BE INSTALLED UNDER A WIDE OVERHANG.
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