As part of our series on materials for your log home door, learn more about the pros and cons of using wood/veneer paint.
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|Material: Wood/Veneer — Paint-Grade
What It Is: Built the same as finish-grade wood/veneer doors, this version is faced with a less attractive veneer because it’s meant to be painted. This keeps the cost down, but you lose the natural wood look.
The Look: Less natural than a finished wood door, but a good option if you like color.
Durability: Moderate (paint holds up better than finish, but the wood can still degrade with exposure to the elements).
Pros: Less expensive than finished wood doors; available in a variety of styles; paint creates a more durable surface.
Cons: Lacks the natural charm and grain of wood; a painted door isn’t always the best match for a log home.
Cost: $200 to $600
Pictured: Simpson Door Company’s Advent series 2838,