(WOODWEB Member) :
We are glazing only the front of our doors and are looking for a solution to protect the backs from glaze, i.e. fingerprints, smudges, drips. We use ML Campbell vintage alkyd glaze and lock in after an hour with seal coat. Any suggestions?
From contributor L:
Best low tech way to do it would be tape them off with masking paper.
If you do lots and lots of doors, make a cut out from some Masonite or something else cheap and place a door on its own individual piece until it is done. Have lots of sizes around so you can have one for each of your doors, then save them for the next round.
Put a good coat of sanding sealer on the backs of the doors over your stain. If you get any glaze on it, just sand it off. Not going to matter much as long as you don't sand into the stain.
Don't worry about the backs and do a full wipe on wipe off on the backs, that way the door backs will be a bit darker than the fronts but you don't have to worry about being careful.