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Old 12-05-2017, 09:24 AM   #1
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Bought this wood door at a builder auction for dirt cheap. No markings on brand or species of wood. Going to stain both sides and use for a front entry door. My front porch sits 12' back from the roofline, so the door never gets wet. Was planning to use Minwax but wasn't sure about finish. Thought about using Minwax Polyshades but didn't know for sure if it needs to be sealed. Can I use regualr Minwax stain, or do I need to use a topcoat which would be a satin?
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:40 AM   #2
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Looks like clear pine to me and polyshades has the stain and finish top coat in one. Not the best choice, but not too bad of a product if you ask me.

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MY biggest concern with the polyshades is the fact the the 1st coat is the only coat that absorbs. You just don't get the rich color from multiple coats. After further digging, I might end up using an exterior toner from Olympic Elite.
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Try varathane stains also available from home depot. I used them a few times and had good results on pine
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I'm a big fan of Old Masters stains and polys.
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You could practice on the top or bottom with whatever product you decide on. My last choice would be Minwax though. Since it won't see the weather, I would use a Spar Varnish to topcoat.
Do you have a local paint store that maybe carries a line of professional coatings, like Mohawk, General, MLC, etc. ?
Does not look like pine--maybe doug fir?

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