RAL colours and DB paints for wooden front doors

For wooden front doors we only use a high quality 2K coating system to produce an easy to maintain robust wood surfaces.

Pine and varnish

Pine is a European conifer. Pine also belongs to the group of soft woods and contains resin. At a certain surface temperature of the wood (from ca. 55°C) the resin begins to melt and seeps out. The raw wood material has a naturally yellow to red-brown colouring. Depending on the type of coating system (opaque finish or glazed finish) and prevailing weather conditions front doors should be recoated at regular intervals. Varnishes need a fresh coat roughly every 2-3 years, a coat of paint every 4-5 years. Harsh weather conditions mean that this time period will need to be somewhat shorter. The surfaces of a door on the weather side should therefore be checked each year for any signs of damage or extreme wear.

Meranti varnish

Meranti varnish

Meranti is a tropical wood. The correct name is White Meranti or Heavy White Seraya and most of it is imported from southeast Asia or Indonesia. Meranti belongs to the hardwood group and is a porous wood. Meranti is well suited as a door wood and in its raw state has an olive-brown colour which is apt to become darker. Although Meranti is a more resistant wood than pine, regular recoating is also advisable. Varnishes should be redone every  2-3 years, paint after approx. 4-5 years. Meranti, in common with all the wood types used for doors, may require earlier or more frequent repainting depending on  actual weather conditions. The surface of the door on the weather side should therefore be annually inspected for signs of damage or extreme wear.

Oak varnish

Oak varnish

Oak is a genus of deciduous woods of the beech family of woods. In the British Isles oak is typically found in mixed woods. The wood itself is a valuable hardwood and it has a great resistance to rotting. It seldoms suffers from woodworm. Oak wood is an excellent wood for structures exposed to damp and thus especially suitable for interior and exterior building elements, including doors. Nevertheless, regular repainting is recommended here, too. Varnishes should be freshened up every 2-3 years, coats of paint approx. every 4-5 years. Depending on the actual weather conditions oak, like any other wood, may need recoating earlier. The surfaces of the door on the weather exposed side should therefore be checked every year for signs of damage or extreme wear.

Larch varnish

Larch varnish

The European larch is a plant of the larch genus and a member of the pine family. This tree is native to Europe. The wood of the larch is primarily used in the building industry and to produce furniture. The European larch is therefore the most important economically in the Eurasia region. Larch wood is the heaviest and the hardest of all the European conifers. It is particularly popular for exterior building work such as doors and windows. The wod of the larch has a natural reddish brown, strongly darkening core and a yellowish-white sapwood (the outer, still living wood). The colour variance between wood cut in early or late is especially noticeable at the core, whereby the wood achieves a lively grain colouring.

RAL Paints and colours

The most popular colours


*All the decor and wood colours illustrated here appear only approximately as they would in their original state. This is dependent on your screen resolution and the quality and resolution of your graphics card. We recommend that when you select your chosen colour the original should be used as reference. We accept no liability for possible colour variations between the colours on the computer screen and the actual frame profile colour.

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