My poor front door takes a serious beating from the hot Texas sun. This 1-step fix moisturizes my Dry Wood Front Door, gets rid of heat haze, brings back the shine, and protects the door from sun-damage.

How to Fix A Sun Damaged Dry Wood Front Door

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My poor front door takes a serious beating from the hot Texas sun. I used to think I had to restain my front door every year or two to keep it looking nice. Then, one summer, the finish on my door was covered in heat haze and looking really dry, so I got desperate and tried a wipe on product that was supposed to fix a dry wood front door and protect it from the sun.

Well, I admit I thought it wasn’t going to do much. I was just hoping to make it look good enough until the weather cooled down and I could restain my door again without removing it. BUT, this stuff really was a-mazing, guys! As I rubbed it into my dry wood front door, the white heat haze disappeared and the finish started looking rich and shiny again.

My poor front door takes a serious beating from the hot Texas sun. This 1-step fix moisturizes my Dry Wood Front Door, gets rid of heat haze, brings back the shine, and protects the door from sun-damage.
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You can see how quickly it happens in the video below. Now, I use this stuff every 4 to 6 months depending on the time of year, to protect my door from sun damage and keep the stain on my front door looking beautiful.

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How Do You Fix A Dried Out Wood Door?

It’s actually pretty easy to fix a dried out wood door. You can have this job done in 10 minutes with this wipe on door polish. Watch this video to see my hazy, sun-damaged dry wood front door go from bad to so, so good in this video.

How Do You Restore a Weathered Wood Door?

Sometimes the damage will be so bad that you will have to restain the front door. But, if the discoloration isn’t too bad and the finish isn’t peeling, you should probably try Howard’s SunShield Outdoor Wax first.

Before wiping on the Howard’s Sunshield, the finish on my front door looked dull, dry, and had white hazy heat spots.

Start by wiping down your front door with a clean dry cloth or soft brush to remove any dirt. Then use a clean rag to apply the Sunshield Wax to your dry wood front door. I just keep applying more and rubbing it in until my door looks shiny again and all the dry-looking sun damage is gone.

Pour a little of the product onto a clean rag.

I seriously love this product. It works so well on my dry wood front door and protects the stain from more sun damage. After using it for a few years, I’m thinking I probably only need to restain my door every 5 to 7 years now. Which is a-mazing for a door that gets full Texas sun most of the day!

Halfway through applying the Howard’s SunShield to my Sun Damaged, Dry Wood Front Door.

Howard’s SunShield Outdoor UV Wax

One more quick tip about Howard’s SunShield Outdoor UV Wax. This product is made for use on your outdoor wood furniture too! So, it can do more than fixing that sun damaged, dry wood front door.

It can also revive and restore teak outdoor furniture or other wood furniture that is getting dried out and damaged by the sun. Just follow the same steps you used on the door to clean off the dirt on your wood furniture. Then rub in the Howard’s SunShield with a clean rag.

After applying Howard’s SunShield to my door the color is beautiful again, the door is shiny and moisturized, and the heat haze is gone.

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Quick Fix for a Dry Wood Front Door

My poor front door takes a serious beating from the hot Texas sun. This 1-step fix moisturizes my Dry Wood Front Door, gets rid of heat haze, brings back the shine, and protects the door from sun-damage.

This 1-step fix for a Dry Wood Front Door protects my door from sun damage, gets rid of heat haze, and makes the dry finish look beautiful!

Instructions

How Do You Fix A Dried Out Wood Door?

  1. It’s actually pretty easy to fix a dried out wood door. You can have this job done in 10 minutes with this wipe on door polish. Watch this video to see my hazy, sun-damaged dry wood front door go from bad to so, so good in this video.

How Do You Restore a Weathered Wood Door?

  1. Sometimes the damage will be so bad that you will have to restain the front door. But, if the discoloration isn’t too bad and the finish isn’t peeling, you should probably try Howard’s SunShield Outdoor Wax first.
  2. Start by wiping down your front door with a clean dry cloth or soft brush to remove any dirt. Then use a clean rag to apply the Sunshield Wax to your dry wood front door. I just keep applying more and rubbing it in until my door looks shiny again and all the dry-looking sun damage is gone.
  3. I seriously love this product. It works so well on my dry wood front door and protects the stain from more sun damage. After using it for a few years, I’m thinking I probably only need to restain my door every 5 to 7 years now. Which is a-mazing for a door that gets full Texas sun most of the day!

Howard’s SunShield Outdoor UV Wax

  1. One more quick tip about Howard’s SunShield Outdoor UV Wax. This product is made for use on your outdoor wood furniture too! So, it can do more than fixing that sun damaged, dry wood front door.
  2. It can also revive and restore teak outdoor furniture or other wood furniture that is getting dried out and damaged by the sun. Just follow the same steps you used on the door to clean off the dirt on your wood furniture. Then rub in the Howard’s SunShield with a clean rag.

Notes

My poor front door takes a serious beating from the hot Texas sun. I used to think I had to restain my front door every year or two to keep it looking nice. Then, one summer, the finish on my door was covered in heat haze and looking really dry, so I got desperate and tried a wipe on product that was supposed to fix a dry wood front door and protect it from the sun.

Well, I admit I thought it wasn’t going to do much. I was just hoping to make it look good enough until the weather cooled down and I could restain my door again without removing it. BUT, this stuff really was a-mazing, guys! As I rubbed it into my dry wood front door, the white heat haze disappeared and the finish started looking rich and shiny again.


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