We always wanted the exterior porch door to be natural wood. (the side that faces the street only) I used my inferred paint stripper to remove the multiple layers of white paint. There was then a green colored stain or primer that needed to be sanded off. The middle panel had alot of dry rot, so I replaced it and cut all new moldings for the panels. Also installed a new piece of glass and a new deadbolt. It looks great!