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We are looking at cleaning up our front door. About 4 years ago we sanded and stained our front door. We paid our neighbor to put a uv protectant coat on top since he was also helping us to finish our basement. Its looking pretty rough and we need to clean it up before the HOA sees it.

This is not a real wood door. I believe its just has a thin layer on the front that acts/looks like wood. Last time we lightly sanded the door.

What should I use to remove the finish?
I plan on using a gel stain to change the color a bit.
What UV top coat should I put on? We get sun all day on the front of our house (great in winter as it melts the snow but harsh on our house) We do have an overhang so the middle and left side are pretty protected by rain. Rain can hit the one on the right side if it comes in at the right angle.
 

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You'd use a chemical paste stripper to get the finish off.
A Marine poly would be my choice of a top coat. I'd use 2-3 coats.
Ron
 
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This is not a real wood door. I believe its just has a thin layer on the front that acts/looks like wood. Last time we lightly sanded the door.
Is this, possibly, a fiberglass door? If so, be careful with the chemical stripper. Left on too long, it can damage the surface.

Unfortunately, chemical stripper may still be your best option. Just make sure you don't let it sit long. Also, I understand that denatured alcohol should be used to quickly wipe down after stripping.

I also had some luck simply applying a based coat of beige paint to a fiberglass door, then staining.
 
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