How To Use Door Stackers

Attach  By Door Deckers
1. Attach
Spray By Door Deckers
2. Spray
Flip  By Door Deckers
3. Flip
Stack By Door Deckers
4. Stack
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Door Stackers

Mr. Speeds Painting Tools

Door Stacking System for Painting Doors

The Basics...

- Door Deckers provide a stable and efficient door painting system, enabling both sides and edges of a door to be painted consecutively.

- The horizontal positioning of the door allows for the application of a heavier mil thickness without causing unsightly runs or sags when finishing.

- The Door Decker system allows the applicator to comfortably finish doors at an ergonomic working level without having to stoop or bend.

- This door-stacking system saves valuable workspace by allowing the finished doors to be stacked over one another while drying.

- Door Deckers are ideal for holding hollow or solid wood doors, hollow metal doors, shutters and shelves for finishing or drying.

The Details...

Our simple-to-use door stacking systems, also known as Door Deckers, consist of two steel plates with attached handles. Every Door Decker is made to be attached to the door securely with a #8 x 1 ¼ inch Phillips wafer head screw before the process of applying any paint or stain begins. Each pair of Door Deckers is designed to be used on one door at a time. For heavier doors, shutters, or shelves we recommend using two pairs of Door Deckers for sturdier door stacking and extra stability. See our instructions (link here) and well as some tips and tricks below for more technical information.

After the Door Decker system is attached to the door, it can be positioned horizontally for easy finishing. When painting, the recommended application method is to spray, or finish, the first side of the door. Two people are required to properly turn the door over by positioning themselves on opposite sides from one another to use the Door Decker handles then rotating. The second side of the door can be finished once it is face-up. When both sides of the door have been painted, and using two people again, move the door to the drying location. After repeating the process for each door, you can use the handles as an interlocking door stacking system to save work space. The handles will be balanced throughout the drying process to stabilize each door. The final product will not have any runs in the paint because of the horizontal stacking for drying. The distance between doors created by our door stacking system allows for optimal drying space with minimal drying time.

The most innovative feature is the ability that the Door Deckers have that make it easy to keep your doors stacked up and out of the way while you are waiting for them to dry. The door stacking system results in a less cluttered job site, reducing the project workplace footprint, reducing the amount of time spent on door painting, and thereby minimizing the amount of time needed to complete the project.

Here are some additional tips and tricks for Door Stacking:

After the door has completely dried, it is recommended you use a sharp edge or a knife to score the edges for easy removal of the Door Decker. This ensures that you do not tear the paint around the Door Decker and the door by separating the door itself from the paint that can accumulate in this area.

When using Door Deckers on hollow-core doors, we recommend stacking no more than 8-10 doors high. However, you must be cautious of doors warping if they are left in the drying horizontal position for too long. Our door painting systems also offer the added protection of On-Edge Drying Adapters that guard against door warping issues.

When using Door Deckers on solid-core doors, we recommend stacking doors only 3-4 high. We recommend for extra long and heavy doors to use three Door Deckers (for a tripod) or four Door Deckers (for a quad) to enable more stable door stacking.

Always use #8 x 1 ¼ inch Phillips wafer head screws when securing Door Deckers to the door. Other types of screws will damage the brass eyelet, weakening the handle over time. Using the correct screw will prevent premature replacement of your Door Deckers system.

Cleaning the Door Deckers from paint is an easy process. Place the Door Deckers in an empty bucket, add paint thinner or water, and allow them to soak long enough for the paint to be removed. Once the Door Deckers have soaked, rinse well and allow them to air dry before the next use.