Install Guide | Barn Doors

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All of our door frames are made of metal, but may flex and shift from the weight of the doors and the shape of your rough opening.

Warning - Before Install:

When damage is discovered after delivery, it should be reported to Pinky’s Iron Doors Customer Service immediately (within 3 days of delivery). Once contact has been made, consignee will file claim with carrier. Pinky’s Iron Doors will provide this information. The carrier may complete an inspection. Please hold the freight until resolution is given. Do not Install your door if there is damage upon un-packing & inspecting. Once a door has been installed, we will not be able to accept returns for repairs or for exchanges. Please also do not dispose of the packaging & pallet if there is damage. The original packaging, crate & pallet will be needed to ship the door back if necessary for repairs.

Possible damage example:


scratch damage example


Very heavy

Requires 2 or more able bodies

Following instructions must be followed for warranty to be valid

Finished opening recommended to be 2” smaller than the width of the door and 1½" shorter than the height of the door

Protect product at all times

  • NEVER leave uncovered
  • NEVER allow the product or shipping package to get wet
  • ATTENTION remove nails from crate prior to removing product to avoid scratching the product

Must be a licensed contractor

Store product correctly

  • Always remove shipping packaging when received
  • Always store in a dry and safe place using fabric padding
  • Never use shipping packages to store the product
  • Always wipe any moisture of product as moisture will cause product fnish to bubble and rust
  • Keep crate, pallet, and all packaging materials in case concealed damage is detected.

Waterproofing preparations required before installation

Always follow waterproof manufacturers instructions and guidelines

Match Doors with Frames

Avoid Damage to Finish on Door and Frame

Doors are manufactured as one unit with their frames. If you have received multiple sets of the same size door, match the serial number of the frame with the door(s).

Refer to the CAD drawing that is on the packaging of the doors & frame (see below illustration). Ensure you match the entire serial & do not mix serial numbers between units. Hanging doors on the incorrectly matched frame can result in alignment issues.

Serial Number

Serial Number


Only use scissors and not a razor blade or knife while opening the packaging of your doors, windows, and frames. Blades of any sort can scratch the finish of the paint.



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How to Read a Level

These doors are handmade and leveled at the factory by a few key points of the frame. Using a 12 inch level and never anything larger is necessary because the overall side that you’re measuring level mark on could be level while the specific leveling points could be off. A 12 inch level will show a level point’s reading more drastically than a large level. Watch the video above to see some examples of this.




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How to: Touch Up Iron Doors and Steel Windows

(Step 1: For Black and Oil Rubbed Bronze Doors)


Sometimes doors can get small nicks or scratches in the installation process from tools, construction, etc. In these cases, the door will need to be touched up. Use our touch up pen to get a clean finish.



Caution: Only use Blue Painters Tape on Pinkys Products

Avoid Damage to Finish on Door and Frame.

Pinkys Iron Doors is not liable for any damages caused by misuse of tapes and adhesives on your Pinkys product.

Please do not use any tape or adhesive other than blue painters tape to mask, cover,

or for any purpose on your Pinkys products.

If the blue painters tape is needed for extended amounts of time, please replace tape regularly as the sun can bake the adhesive onto the painted area.

If you must use red duct tape for stucco work or otherwise,

please first apply the blue painters tape and mask with red duct tape over the blue painters tape to avoid any contact with the door/frames paint itself

Using any other type of tape directly on your Pinky’s products will result in peeling/bubbling of the paint.

Post-Installation Instructions

  1. Following installation, it's essential to carefully vacuum away any loose dust or debris.
  2. For the duration of construction, shield your doors and windows using materials that effectively guard against dust and debris, covering all glass and metal surfaces. Only ever use blue vinyl painter's tape on PINKYS doors and windows.
  3. After construction and finishing tasks throughout the home are completed, cautiously remove the tape and coverings from your doors and windows. As a final step, use PINKYS Spray in order to give your door a protective layer and amazing shine.

Make sure to check our MAINTENANCE tab in order to make sure you’re maintaining proper upkeep practices!