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djg 10-17-2011 12:12 PM

Proper Stain
I have a FiberClassic (Andersen, I think) fiberglas Exterior door that has a simulated wood grain. It has never been finished. I was told that I could just stain it to give it the wood-like appearance. I've tried a couple of test areas using an oil based stain (for wood), but I noticed, as I should have expected, there is no penetration. It simply wipes off. Someone suggested using a Gel stain, but wouldn't this react similarly? Any experience with these doors and how to finish them?


Brushjockey 10-17-2011 04:06 PM

Gel stain is the stuff- but has a bit of technique.
Go to YouTube and put in "staining fiberglass doors" and watch a few examples of how to.

Brushjockey 10-17-2011 04:17 PM

oops- double post...

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