As you welcome friends and family into your home, the front door makes (or breaks) the first impression. There is nothing more striking than a high gloss door. It has a smart, elegant feel that will catch people’s eye. More and more Richmonders are choosing this distinguished look to differentiate their home and create a unique look.

At H.J.Holtz and Son we are a Master Certified Painter of Fine Paints of Europe.  We use their premier products to create this popular, prominent look.

This door is getting ready to be rejuvenated. We have removed it from the residence and brought it to our shop. We secured the opening at the house with plywood. We also removed all of the hardware.

It’s very important to remove visual evidence of old paint. We achieve this by sanding, using heat or a gel paint and varnish remover. We sand the door and fill in any large holes or dings. Then we let these spots dry and repeat the process. Our craftsmen apply one or two coats of Brushing Putty or Swedish Putty to give the surface a new skin. This fills in surface imperfections such as wood grain. Then we sand the putty down to a smooth finish and prime with an oil base undercoater. Any scars or dings that were overlooked are repaired while we sand the undercoater smooth.



Using our state of the art spray booth in our studio in Richmond, Mark Woodson, our spray specialist, applies two to three coats of Fine Paints of Europe Hollandlac Brilliant, custom tinted to Benjamin Moore 2121-10 Gray, while sanding in between. This is a very thorough, time consuming process.


When the door is completed we re-install the hardware and door at the residence. The final result is a beautiful, polished door that reflects the home owners personality and becomes a welcoming, dramatic addition to their home. Call us to schedule a free estimate so we transform your front door from ordinary to extraordinary.