LumberJocks

Staining fiberglass exterior door

  • Advertise with us

« back to Finishing forum

Forum topic by BuckeyeJohn posted 11-16-2018 09:46 PM 255 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View BuckeyeJohn's profile

BuckeyeJohn

10 posts in 331 days


11-16-2018 09:46 PM

I just bought a fiberglass exterior door for the front of my house. The door is an off white or cream color. The wife wants it stained a mohogany color. Is this doable? What type of prep, stain, and top coat would be recommended for this? The door will be under a covered porch.
Thanks John


5 replies so far

View ArtMann's profile

ArtMann

1142 posts in 1017 days


#1 posted 11-16-2018 10:08 PM

I have a new house with a fiberglass door. You need to try an inconspicuous area first but my door took stain just about like wood.

View BuckeyeJohn's profile

BuckeyeJohn

10 posts in 331 days


#2 posted 11-16-2018 10:21 PM

Thanks Art, the door has a glossy finish on it, will I need to steel wool it before stain?

View Eric's profile

Eric

70 posts in 74 days


#3 posted 11-16-2018 10:44 PM

I would prep the door just as you would for paint. But yes try a small spot first.

Does this door have a stamped woodgrain? If it is, it will take stain. If it is smooth, you may consider painting then.

Sherwin Williams, makes a good wiping stain which will take well on exterior doors, however you must allow it to dry overnight. Then use a good quality poly to protect the door.

-- Eric, Upstate South Carolina

View BuckeyeJohn's profile

BuckeyeJohn

10 posts in 331 days


#4 posted 11-16-2018 10:50 PM

Eric, thank you for your reply. The door is stamped wood grain, thanks for the info on the wiping stain.

View Eric's profile

Eric

70 posts in 74 days


#5 posted 11-16-2018 11:08 PM

Your welcome. I think it goes under the name of “Wood Classic” you will be able to make it light or dark as you please

-- Eric, Upstate South Carolina

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com