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– offers free collection for orders over £150 in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and surrounding areas.

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Breathe new life into your living space with Scotland Door Stripping. We offer a quality restoration service covering internal and external doors and furniture. With an experienced team of detail-oriented professionals, we can help you recapture the charm of your old doors, tables, chairs, fireplaces, wardrobes, chests of drawers, radiators and other items.

By employing innovative and field-tested techniques, we’re capable of restoring almost all kinds of wooden and metal doors and furniture with professional results, including delicate, high-value pieces.

The stellar customer service we offer is what makes us stand out from the rest. In addition, we offer fast, reliable and free collection and delivery for orders over £150 in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness for maximum convenience.

Why opt for restoration instead of buying new furniture? By choosing to restore old doors and furniture, you’re, in a way, preserving an invaluable piece of cultural and historical heritage. Spruce up your space without stripping away its unique character and personality. Get in touch today for more information and quotation.

Our Services

At Scotland Door Stripping, we offer a complete restoration service including:

  • Caustic or Non Caustic Stripping
  • Hand Stripping
  • Neutralising
  • Cleaning and Sanding
  • Waxing or Oiling

Stripping Process

Step 1: Old pieces of wood or metal are placed in a tank with a solvent, in order to remove the paint.

Step 2: The items stay in the tank for an average of 30 minutes.

Step 3: The pieces are taken out of the tank, they are jet washed to remove any residue.

With our expertise, we are careful to use the right stripping method on each type of wood. There are two ways of stripping processes:

The Caustic Stripping Process uses caustic soda to clear the surface of the wood and it is used on Elm and Pine wood.

In the Non-Caustic Strippping process we apply the paintstripper on the item, leave it for 5 to 10 minutes and we jet wash the residue. This is best used on Oak, Beech and Walnut wood which are more sensitive to caustic stripping. Oak is light coloured and can turn into a dull grey when stripped with caustic soda. Beech is a dry hardwood that does not tolerate dampness because it puts it at risk of warping. Walnut tends to discolour quickly and crack when stripped with caustic soda.

On delicate or high-value pieces we do the stripping process by hand to avoid warping, cracking or discolouration damage. Hand stripping is also applied to water based paint items which cannot be dipped.

NOTE: Antique doors and furniture pieces that are not suitable for the dipping process we highly recommend a non-caustic stripping method. This reduces the likelihood of wood discolouration and damage, and keeps your belongings in better shape.


Once the workpieces are stripped and jet washed, we use a neutralising agent to bring them back to from the soda’s pH level 13 to a neutral pH level 7 for health and safety reasons. Neutralising is also needed to prevent damage from any residual paint stripping chemicals. The neutralizer stops the action of the active ingredients found in paint and varnish strippers, and prepares the pieces for sanding and finishing.

Sanding Process

After the stripping process, the doors aren’t entirely clean. What is left on them are watercolours especially in the corners, silicons and other residue. For that purpose, the workpieces are thoroughly cleaned by hand, and after we proceed with sanding which leaves the surface beautifully smooth. This process is done entirely by hand to ensure a spotless finish, ready to take on a fresh coat of paint or wax.

Waxing Process

Last but not least, we carefully apply high-quality wax or Danish oil to your items for an added layer of protection. To keep the beautiful grain of the wood intact, we use wax and oil products of natural colour.


Check our pricing structure. If you have your door specifics, you can ORDER NOW or REQUEST A QUOTE for further enquiries.

Service / Door Type

Caustic Stripping + Neutrilising

Non-Caustic Stripping + Neutrilising

Cleaning and Sanding

Cleaning, Sanding
+ Oil or Wax Finish

Internal door up to
7 feet (2100mm)



+ £25.00 

+ £45.00 

Internal door over
7 feet (2100mm)



+ £35.00 

+ £65.00 

External door up to
7 feet (2100mm)



+ £30.00 

+ £55.00 

External door over
7 feet (2100mm)



+ £35.00 

+ £65.00 

About Us

Scotland Door Stripping is a well-established company with more than ten years of experience in door stripping and furniture restoration.

That’s why, our service extends way beyond paint stripping. We offer complete restoration that covers dip or hand-stripping, neutralising, cleaning, sanding, and waxing to unveil and preserve the beauty of both wooden and metal items.

With a strong strive to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction, we continuously advance our craft and expand our range of services. Whether it’s a small or large-scale project, our team of detail-oriented professionals can rise to any challenge.

Our rich portfolio of successfully completed projects includes doors, tables, chairs, fire surrounds, wardrobes and radiators, to name a few. To help you create a seamless transition between the indoors and outdoors, we also offer garden furniture restoration service.

The combination of in-depth expertise and quality service makes Scotland Door Stripping your trusted partner in professional restoration. With thousands of completed projects and satisfied customers to back our claims, you can rest assured that your cherished pieces of furniture are in good hands.

Request a quote today and let us bring your old, yet valued items back to their former splendour.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Any glass / door furniture left on the door is done so at customers own risk, we do not take liability.
  2. Cannot guarantee the removal of stains / marks / dents or surface damage.
  3. Any failed collection / delivery on the customers behalf will be charged accordingly.
  4. Water / oil / acrylic based finished cannot be removed via the dipping process please refer to our hand stripping service.
  5. Due to the nature of our business prices quoted are subject to change.
  6. Times scales given for the work are approximate and cannot be guaranteed.
  7. Any doors taken down / re-hung is done so out of the drivers good will, he is not insured for this work therefore we take no responsibility for any damage.
  8. We cannot be held responsible for the finish of our doors not matching other items of your furniture.
  9. We offer a two hour collection/delivery slot planned according to our schedules. However, please note that due to unpredictable conditions, such as traffic jams, accidents, vehicle breakdown or severe weather conditions delays may occur.
  10. Any tiles, brickwork or ornament details left of fireplaces are done so at your own risk, we do not take liability for loss or damage of these parts.

Collections / delivery

  1. We offer a prompt collection / delivery service
  2. We cover a vast range of area please call if you are unsure
  3. We can offer early morning and evening collections / deliveries
  4. Same day service available dependant on location and needs
  5. Two hour collection / delivery slots are allocated the day before
  6. Our drivers can call you when on route
  7. We can collect items from one address and deliver to another
  8. We are flexible – please call with any questions you may have.

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