Saturday, March 28, 2020


The Painted Door uses a Flow-Over method when stripping off paint and varnish. It is much easier to see the process in action on painted pieces, so enjoy this video of us stripping paint off of cabinet doors with a little "Machine Head" by Bush in the background.

Friday, March 20, 2020

A Message From The Painted Door about COVID-19

Hello Everyone,

I would like to take this time to address the Covid-19 issue. I want to let all of my customers know that The Painted Door is open and ready for your furniture refinishing and stripping needs. I work out of a private shop building and am the sole proprietor. I am safe with no symptoms and fully able to accept your furniture, whether you drop off or I pick up, all while keeping the appropriate social distance. If you have any questions, you can always call me to discuss. As always, I appreciate every one of you and the business you have given me over the years. Stay safe.

Dylan Martin
The Painted Door

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Don’t Judge A Travel Trunk By It’s Cover!

This vintage travel trunk was cleaned up on the outside about as much as possible. The inside however was lined with aromatic cedar. We also made a cedar shelf to sit on top for extra storage. Not only does this make it functional but it tightened up the trunk’s structure. The outside was sprayed with dull lacquer to highlight the distressed nature. I would imagine that this trunk has been many places over the years.