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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:21 pm 
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My joiner has fitted Soft Wood External Doors to my garden office and after one year the wood is splitting and going mouldy. The doors were stained with a quality stain, front back and all edges 4 times. The supplier said it was because the edges of the door were cut to fit, (reduced by 11/2 inch per door). The side panels are not affected it is the centre panel which is only one sheet of ply.

I cannot accept this explanation but I wondered what others might think. Is this a way of not replacing the inferior doors?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:43 pm 
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staining the colour of wood doesn't necessarily protect it from the elements. Or was it more than stain?

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Is the office left unheated at times? and is it in a damp corner of the garden?

Plywood can be a bit prone to mould, although if you have used a sikkens or sadolin type stain / varnish Im a bit surprised.

What finish did you use?

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