Care &
Maintenance

Keep your Advisar Door in top shape with these simple tips.

Care & Maintenance

Keep your Advisar Door in top shape with these simple tips.

How to Apply a Top-Coat to Your Door

All Advisar Doors arrive pre-finished so enjoying your new door immediately is easy.  While fiberglass is a lower-maintenance material than wood, we still recommend applying a new top coat to your door once a year to protect the finish.

1 Preparing the door surface

IMPORTANT: Dust, debris and other surface contaminants can accumulate on the surface of the door.  Therefore, to achieve best results and maximum coating adhesion, wipe/clean all surfaces of the door panel(s) and sidelite(s) thoroughly with a lint-free rag and solution of water and mild dish soap.  Make sure there is enough time for the door to dry before proceeding to the next step.

We know you want to get right to work but here are just a few things NOT to do:

DO NOT use glass cleaning products (such as Windex), acetone, gasoline, benzene, lacquer thinner, chlorinated solvents, gritty abrasive, scouring compounds, or alkaline cleaners to clean the inserts as damage to the insert will occur.

DO NOT use squeegees, scrapers, or synthetic rags that may scratch.

NEVER scrub the door. Gently wipe the surface with a soft, scratch-free cloth.

Now that we used our all capital letters adult voice, you’re ready to move onto the next step.

2 Applying the top coat

The top-coat or sealant for your door is very important and required for weatherability.  It protects the door from the elements and makes the door surface washable.  Your Advisar door is top coated in the factory so there is no need to complete this step when you first receive your door, but a new top coat should be applied once per year moving forward.  Be sure that the door is completely dry after washing dust and debris away and then apply a high-quality, UV stabilized, clear exterior polyurethane coating (satin or low gloss).