Doors ~ Restoration and Refinishing
The front facade is the first impression that visitors and passers-by often get of your home, and the focal point of this first look is usually the entrance. So a great looking door is an essential part of your home making a good impression. Old Village Master Painters has enhanced many fine homes, from new construction to historic restorations, with beautiful finishes for the doors, windows, shutters, and other elements.
Stripped, repaired and repainted ~12 window sashes for original double-hung windows on 110 year old house, stripped repainted and weather stripped 2 doors, and repainted walls and ceilings of three rooms..... We are supremely satisfied!
New EPA Lead Threshold Standards Proposed!
The Environmental Protection Agency on June 22, 2018 proposed to lower the dust-lead hazard standards on floors and window sills. These standards apply to most pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities, such as day care centers and kindergarten facilities.
Restore ~ Don't Replace
Beautiful Glass paned doors, solid wood doors (and windows), oversize and odd shaped doors all are part of the character of your home. Maybe the paint is chipped or the hinges are loose and you're thinking about replacing them. But they just don't make doors like these anymore so why not restore? Old Village can remove the old paint (even
They don't make entrances like this anymore and it's part of what makes this
Chestnut Hill home unique.. We stripped the old lead paint from this door and enclosure - with 84 panes - and finished it with a classic white.
Introducing EnveloStrip™ Proprietary Paint and Finish Removal Process!
Many older homes have interior and exterior doors with multiple layers of old paint or varnish. We can remove these old paints and finishes off-site using our proprietary
EnveloStrip™ Paint Removal Process.
EnveloStrip™ is a new process that we developed to remove Paint, Varnishes, Lacquer, Shellac and other Finishes from interior, exterior and garage doors.
EnvelloStrip is NOT Dip-n-Strop ~ It is Environmentally Friendly and Safe for Wood.
Work is done off-site at our facility to eliminate any mess at your home. We can easily handle oversize doors and windows, and homes with large numbers of doors and windows as is common in the older homes in Chestnut Hill and the Main Line.
Old Village does not use hazardous Methylene Chloride
An elegant natural wood finish on the front door to this
c1850s town home offers a warm welcome to guests. Old Village provides beautiful custom stains to break out the best in your doors with a finish that will keep them looking great for a long time.
Old Village Design Studio developed a pickling effect for the beams and shutters on the front, and a mahogany stain for the front door.to this new home in Gwynedd Valley These finishes look great against the stone
Fine Paints of Europe
Old Village painted the Interior Doors, Woodwork and Window frames in a beautiful high gloss black from
Fine Paints of Europe against flat white walls as part of the restoration of this c1850s Town Home
The exterior of
The Athenaeum in Philadelphia had been described as "severely plain" with a double oak door at the entrance that had been weathered pretty badly. The Old Village Design Studio™ restored these doors to their original beauty.
Certified for Lead Paint!
Old Village is EPA Certified for the Removal of Lead Paint and PA Certified for Lead Paint Abatement (
new lead threshold limits proposed)
Interior + Exterior
Old Village Design Studio created beautiful custom finishes for the interior and exterior sides of the entrance doors to this beautiful home we helped renovate in Fort Washington (foyer shown above)
Glass Paned Doors
Multi-paned glass doors and windows are a fabulous design element present in many older homes like the 84 paned portico on this
historic home in Chestnut Hill, We removed the old lead paint then repainting the exterior with a classic white.
Many older homes are large and have a lot of doors - this home had 40! - Old Village has the capabilities to handle large jobs . We
do most of the work off-site then return them to your home to rehang at a cost comparable to replacement ~ and you get to keep your great old solid doors
Colors can really brighten an exterior. After removing the old finish we applied a lovely plum color to the front door of this stone
Tudor style home in Mt Airy. The plum against the Wissahickon schist looks great.