DOOR & FRAMES POLISH: Glossy finish & Matt finish on Veneer door/frames and Solid Wood door / frames are the main elements when you use finishes. There are three types of polish 1)Natural Polish 2) Colour Polish 3) Melamine Polish.

Painting on the doors / frames: Spray painting the frames & doors at factory or at site and drying them properly plays an important role in getting good finish.

Installation: Much care to be taken while installing the Door and the frame. There should be sufficient gap left (Min 4mm) between the door and frame for free opening. Also, for the Toilet doors, Metal paste should be applied before hanging the door into the frame.

Storage and Handling

1) Store Doors flat on a level surface in a dry, well-ventilated building.

2) Doors must not come in contact with water. Doors should be kept at least 4 in. (102mm) off the floor and must have protective coverings under the bottom door and over the top.

3) Covering must protect Doors from dirt, water and abuse but allow for air circulation under and around the stack.

4) Do not install Doors in buildings that have wet plaster or cement. Do not store Doors in buildings with excessive moisture content – HVAC systems must be operating and balanced. Doors must be lifted and carried when being moved, not dragged across one another or any other surface.


1) Wood is hygroscopic and dimensionally influenced by changes in moisture content caused by changes within its surrounding environment.


2) Water-based coatings applied to unfinished wood will cause delamination, veneer splits, highlight joints and raise wood grain. If used on exterior Doors, the coating must be an exterior grade product. When installed in exterior applications, Doors must be properly sealed and adequately protected from the elements.

3) Before finishing the treated wood, reduce moisture content below 11% and remove the salt crystals with a damp cloth followed by drying and light sanding.


1) The utility or structural strength of the Doors must not be impaired when fitting to the opening, in applying hardware, in preparing for lites, louvers, plant-ons or other detailing.


2) Use two hinges for solid-core Doors up to 60 in. (1524 mm) in height, three hinges up to 90 in. (2286 mm) in height or portion thereof. Use heavy weight hinges on Doors over 175 lbs. (79 kg).

3) Pivot hardware may be used in lieu of hinges. Full threaded screws are preferable for fastening hardware to non-rated Doors and are required on fire-rated Doors. Self-tapping or combination wood/metal screws are not to be used on wood Doors.

Cleaning and Touch-up

1) Inspect all wood Doors prior to hanging them on the job. Repair noticeable marks or defects that may have occurred due to improper storage or handling.

2) Field repairs and touch-ups are the responsibility of the installing contractor upon completion of initial installation. When cleaning door surfaces, use a non-abrasive commercial cleaner designed for cleaning wood door or panelling surfaces, that does not leave a film residue that would build up or affect the surface gloss of the door finish.

Adjustment and Maintenance

1) Insure that all Doors swing freely and do not bind in their frames. Adjust the finish hardware for proper alignment, smooth operation and proper latching without unnecessary force or excessive clearance. 

2) Review with the owner/owner’s representative how to periodically inspect all Doors for wear, damage and natural deterioration.